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Executive Director’s Vision

Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone, has been leading the vision at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre for 30 years. The agency has come a long way since opening its doors in 1983. During the 33rd Annual General Meeting in 2016, Maralyn Tassone was celebrated for her leadership. Maralyn has always treated the non-profit organization like … Continue reading

Immigration in Durham Region

DID YOU KNOW that immigration is a significant catalyst for growth in the GTA? Between 2006-2011, amost two-thirds of population growth in the Greater Toronto Area resulted from immigration. The Durham Region accounts for 10% of the GTA population and approximately 97% of residents hold Canadian Citizenship. According to Durham Region Immigration Stats (2011), following … Continue reading

Aged 55-64? Unemployed?

A recent Washington Post article “Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse” offers statistical data (USA stats) related to unemployment and older workers. The statistics are summarized below: Fewer workers over 50 are unemployed, but those who are have a tougher time of it; Job searches last longer before older … Continue reading

Get In On the Pan Am Action!

The single-largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada is almost here! From July – August, 2015, the Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada, will proudly host the Pan American and Parapan Am Games. In fact, more than 40 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area – from Oshawa to Welland to Minden Hills – will welcome approximately … Continue reading

Seasonal Hiring Starts Now!

It’s that time of year again! Seasonal hiring has begun for jobs in landscaping, garden centres, golf courses and other outdoor related positions. To prepare, make your job search sparkle with 5 Easy Tips Go to the Job Opportunities section in the March 2015 edition of Employment E-News for current seasonal local positions. Keep an … Continue reading

Re-Think the Holidays

3 WAYS TO MAKE IT MEANINGFUL! This year, avoid buying into commercialization and racking up charge cards. Try to think of a toy received as a child or a gift that you received last year. Now think of something kind that someone did for you or said to you. Which do you remember? Which is … Continue reading

Pan Am / Parapan Am Games

The 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games are just one year away; the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada. The Games will involve 10,000 athletes and team officials from; 41 North, South and Central American and Caribbean countries; and 51 Pan Am and Parapan Am sports. Pan Am Games: July 10 to 26 … Continue reading