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Repeal of Bill 148

In late October, the Government of Ontario announced Bill 47, “Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018”. The Bill includes an almost full repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, and Ontario’s apprenticeship system. How is Bill 148 affected? – Minimum wage paused at $14 per hour – Partial repeal of scheduling … Continue reading

@211 Central

Finding help when you need it can be difficult. Call, text or live chat with 211 Central for help. The free and confidential helpline is answered 24hrs a day. Click to view the website.   Read Employment E-News – September 2018 – Step into September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Big News for Non-Profit

Big news for employees of the non-profit and charitable sector in Ontario. Under a new agreement, as many as one million Ontarians who work for non-profit organizations and registered charities will be eligible to join the provincial government pension plan. Read “Non-profit workers offered chance to join Ontario public sector pension plan”.   Read Employment … Continue reading

Laid Off? Need Training?

If you have been laid off and are thinking of going back to school in January, Second Career could be for you! Attend an orientation session to learn if you qualify and… Explore careers that are right for your experience and skill set Gain assistance in career guidance Obtain support in the exploration and application … Continue reading

Gender Equality at Work

Did you know that companies with women in at least 30% of leadership roles see economic gains? In fact, companies are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth and 1.7 times more likely to have greater leadership strength. Learn more. Recently, Ontario midwives welcomed a ‘historic’ victory in a pay equity case. The … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Raise Helps

According to David Olive, Business Columnist for the Toronto Star, the benefits to raising Ontario’s minimum wage are tangible. A higher minimum wage means: – Higher household incomes – Increased consumer spending – Lower workplace turnover and absenteeism Seattle is an example of the effects of raising minimum wage. As a city driving towards a … Continue reading

Effects of Minimum Wage Hike

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Ontario’s Minimum wage hike didn’t kill jobs in Ontario. While some experts argue that minimum wage hikes do not negatively impact strong economies, others are not in agreement. When the minimum wage in Ontario was raised to $14/hr many experts believed it would harm job creation in the … Continue reading

Low Unemployment in Oshawa

According to Statistics Canada, Oshawa has the lowest unemployment rate in the province and the third-lowest nationally. A labour force survey, released March 2018, indicates that Oshawa’s unemployment rate was down 1/3 of a percent from last year – currently at 4.5%. The unemployment rate in Canada is 5.8%. In Ontario the unemployment rate is at … Continue reading

Peony Festival Tops List

For six years in a row, the City of Oshawa’s Peony Festival has been recognized among the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. This June, will be the Peony Festival’s 14th year running. More than 7,000 people are expected to attend. Visit the festival from Saturday, June 9 until Sunday, June 10 at the … Continue reading

Employer Incentive to Hire Youth

Employers that hire youth between January 1st and March 31st using E.O. services can receive a $1,000 retention incentive at 3-months and an additional $1,000 at 6-months. Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD), the program is available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. We are accepting referrals for this … Continue reading

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