Older Workers

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Boosting Economic Growth

Meaningful employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in the labour market (newcomers, women, people with disabilities, Indigenous Canadians) are required to help boost economic growth in Canada. According to a recent Globe & Mail article, a report by Deloitte Canada indicates that even if COVID-19 had not happened, Canada’s economy was headed for slow growth over … Continue reading

Free Job Search Workshops

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre offers many workshops and computer training classes designed to assist you in your job search. We have a new workshop for experienced workers and several workshops for youth. For descriptions of our workshops, click here. Please view the Event Calendar to view the current workshops available at our Oshawa … Continue reading

Labour Market Forecast

“There is a looming demographic and labour market crises which has the potential to shake the very foundations of our society.”1 As ‘baby boomers’ move into retirement, we will continue to experience a growing labour shortage. The Conference Board of Canada states there is a ratio of 4:1 workers to retirees today, by 2035 the … Continue reading

Older Worker Program

Are you between the ages of 55 and 64 and looking for career assistance? The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) is a demonstrated successful, 4-week program for people aged 55-64 who are out of work, under-employed, and wishing to be gainfully employed. Attend an Orientation Session to Learn More. View the Event Calendar for … Continue reading

Which Program Is Right For You?

There is something for everyone! Whether you are a newcomer, youth or an older worker who is looking for work, we have a program for you. Learn about Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Connection Summer, Youth Job Link, Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, Second Career, The Mentoring Partnership, and more. Book an appointment with an … Continue reading

Targeted Initiative for Older Workers – Testimonial

We hear from hundreds of job seekers thanking us for the assistance that they received while looking for work. Read one of the latest testimonials from a participant of the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) Program. “I want to thank the TIOW program and coaches at the Employment Help Centre in Oshawa for helping … Continue reading