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Connecting Youth to Jobs

Are you a young person (aged 15-29) looking for employment? Do you know someone who is? We can help! We have successfully paired many young people with employers in the Durham Region with great results! Learn employment techniques that work, connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment, and gain mentorship, … Continue reading

We Are Open!

Our Oshawa and Pickering Services are now open again! Whatever your choice of service delivery – on-line, in-person or by telephone – we are here to support your employment needs. A lot is changing rapidly for both employers and job seekers. We can help you navigate new terrain with programs, services and information designed to … Continue reading

Help for Youth in Trades

Ontario is investing $43 million in youth training programs to help them explore and start careers in the trades. The programs will help increase awareness and encourage youth to acquire the skills that will start them down the path to lifelong success while supporting Ontario’s economic recovery and future prosperity. Click for more information.   … Continue reading

Youth Programs at DRUHC

Youth? Unemployed? Need a Job? We can get you working. Learn employment techniques that work, connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment, and gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. Youth are guaranteed an Interview for paid employment within 4-weeks. Contact us!   Read Employment E-News – September 2020 – … Continue reading

Youth Job Connection

Are you a young person who is unemployed and looking for work? Do you know someone who is? We can get you working! Youth Job Connection (YJC), a program for youth aged 15 to 29, helps young people who want to work. Youth will: Get paid while gaining work experience and learn new skills Participate … Continue reading

Bursary for Bilingualism

Being bilingual has its rewards! The Government of Canada recently established a yearly bursary program that provides an opportunity for English-speaking college and university students to perfect their bilingualism with a $3,000 bursary while studying in their field of interest. The program aims to encourage young English-speaking students to pursue their postsecondary studies in French, … Continue reading

Summer Opportunities

Students, are you looking to jump start your career? The Ontario Government is accepting applications for summer employment. Every year, the Ontario Public Service, related agencies and community groups, provide up to 5,000 students with jobs across the province. These jobs help Ontario students with limited work experience develop transferable skills, support their career goals … Continue reading

Summer Jobs Matter

Summer jobs matter more than you might think. If you are a student looking for summer work, consider looking for a position that is in line with your career goals. Resist the urge to get any type of job – your summer employment now will influence the type of job you will get in the … Continue reading

Teen Poverty

TEDx OshawaEd recently featured Christopher Warren, Durham District School Board Technology Facilitator, to share the impact of poverty on teens and the importance of connection.  He challenged participants to find meaningful ways to use technology to connect with students.   Read Employment E-News – December 2019 – Recognized for Customer Service Excellence Image provided by … Continue reading

What Millennials Want

Many employers are trying to understand the millennial workforce in order to recruit, train and retain workers effectively. According to a Forbes.com article entitled “Five Things Millennial Workers Want More Than A Fat Paycheck” employers should focus on five core elements: 1. Ensure it is a good fit 2. Build positive company culture 3. Make … Continue reading