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Sears Canada Closing

After years of declining sales, Sears Canada Inc announced a plan to restructure – stores will be closed and many positions will be cut. The Canadian company, with 225 stores, will close approximately 59 of their retail locations. Of 17,000 workers it is anticipated that 2,900 will lose their jobs. We have information about the … Continue reading

Meet the Recruiter

Are you a newcomer looking for employment in Canada? Do you want to know what employers are looking for? The Pickering Welcome Centre “Meet the Recruiter” event is back by popular demand – this time with an interactive, “speed mentoring” component. Financial and Customer Service Sector Reps will be on-site to share key job search … Continue reading

Valuable Feedback

The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is working to help you plan your future. The latest feedback from college students, graduates and their employers can help future college students decide if college is the right choice and, if so, which program. The data offers insight not only to potential college students but … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Raise

Last month, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the provincial minimum wage will increase to $15/hour by January 1, 2019. The change to the minimum wage will be phased in over an 18 month, rising to $14/hour by January 1, 2018. Wynne states, “People are working longer, jobs are less secure, benefits are harder to come … Continue reading

A Living Wage

Anti-poverty agencies are putting Living Wage theories to the test. Mission Services of London, Ontario recently announced that all of its employees will earn at least a Living Wage of $15.53/hr. Part-time Sales Associate, Carol Keep, indicates that receiving an extra $4 an hour has made a huge difference in her life – it means … Continue reading

Ontario’s Economy Boom

Ontario is expected to lead economic growth in Canada according to Canada’s big banks.           Statistics Canada recently announced that Ontario’s unemployment rate is at 5.8% – the lowest it has been in 16 years. Ontario has added almost 100,000 full-time jobs in 2017 and part-time jobs have decreased by 10,200. … Continue reading

DRUHC Job Portal

Job Seekers and Employers will benefit from the use of a special feature on the new Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre website – the DRUHC Job Portal. Employers will be able to create a profile and post available positions at no cost. Once the posting is authorized by DRUHC personnel, the position is live on … Continue reading

Demonstrate One Thing During Interviews

The economy that we once knew has shifted. Interviewing has changed too. In this labour market, It comes as no surprise that employers are looking for candidates with specific attributes. Specifically, employers are interested in hiring candidates that can demonstrate RELEVANCE. Responding to interview questions is not about getting it right or wrong but rather … Continue reading

The Gig Economy

The Traditional Economy is comprised of full-time workers who develop a career, enjoy benefits and generally stay in the same position for a lifetime. The Gig Economy has replaced the traditional model – comprised of flexible, temporary work, employers are leaning toward the hiring of freelancers and independent contractors rather than full-time employees. The Canadian … Continue reading

We Are Hiring In Oshawa!

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s OSHAWA location is hiring three summer students! The following positions are available for 30 hours/week: Resource Coordinator Job Development Client Data Base Coordinator Youth Resource Coordinator To learn about the requirements and skills needed for these positions and how to apply, click here.   Read Employment E-News – May … Continue reading