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In January 2017, 88% of manufacturers who completed the EmployerOne Survey indicated that they had separations - 72% of these were quits. The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is conducting a study to understand the reasons behind the high level of quits in the manufacturing sector and why businesses are having issues retaining employees. We are looking for manufacturers to help with this survey that is aimed at finding key strategies to support manufacturers with worker retention and attraction.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced finalists in the national Smart Cities Challenge today, with the Guelph-Wellington County entry named one of 10 in its population category and awarded $250,000 to further develop its bid for a $10 million prize.
Applications are now open for the Fast Lane Program at Innovation Guelph. If you know of any companies that are scaling, have revenues of a $500K minimum, and who are facing obstacles to their growth, this program is designed to help. Support is available for all sectors including Agri-Innovation, Manufacturing, Clean Tech.