General News Planning BoardInformation for former Erwin Hymer employees<div><p><a href="" class=" WikiLinkType1"><u>Click here</u></a> to connect with this page that features details on upcoming information sessions, job fairs and more.</p></div>Jeremy CookTue, 26 Feb 2019 16:27:31 -0500 Simpson Discusses Guelph's Low Unemployment with CJOY Radio<div><p>The city gained 2,800 jobs in December as the size of the labour force increased, while the number of people claiming unemployment declined.</p><p>You can <a data-link-type="web" href="" target="_blank">click here</a> for the full story.</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 10 Jan 2019 12:26:21 -0500 Road Map for Immigrants with Entrepreneurial Aspirations.<div><p>PNP Entrepreneur Stream immigrants differ from other immigrants in that, among other differences, PNP Entrepreneur Stream immigrants generally have two years to launch successfully a business employing the primary applicant and two Canadians not related to the immigrant.  </p><p>By scanning the ways that government, government-funded actors, and others…</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 10 Jan 2019 12:22:47 -0500 Should Be Hiring More Part-time Employees<div><p>During consultations employers and their current employees often raised the fact that co-workers were often missing days and attendance was slacking. At a recent Manufacturing Job Fair, the majority of jobs on offer were full-time yet many of the attendees were seeking part-time jobs including a significant number of foreign students who are…</p></div>Jeremy CookFri, 14 Dec 2018 11:58:40 -0500 are more opportunities for women to work in construction than ever before<div><p>To be eligible for the AIG-W, you must:</p> <ul> <li>Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person;</li> <li>Not be a high school student;</li> <li>Self-identify as a woman;</li> <li>Have the required AIG-W supporting documents;</li> <li>Be registered with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade having low…</li></ul></div>Jeremy CookThu, 13 Dec 2018 12:11:15 -0500 Indigenous Youth Could be the Solution to the Construction Workforce Shortage<div><p>Organizations like the <a href="" target="_blank">Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO)</a> believe hiring indigenous youth for these construction jobs could be the solution to this problem. The AABO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of Aboriginal people in the trades in Ontario.</p><p>The AABO is the embodiment of the Ontario-based…</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 13 Dec 2018 12:06:25 -0500 SkillsNet Ontario is collaborating for workforce competitiveness CookTue, 23 Oct 2018 11:02:27 -0400 employs more people than any other industry in the local area and it still needs more workers!<div><p>In order to overcome the misconceptions surrounding the manufacturing industry, the Workforce Planning Board is inviting the public to come and see what it’s really like inside local manufacturing facilities and what kinds of jobs are available as part of Manufacturing Day 2018. </p><p>“Manufacturing Day allows us to address the misconceptions…</p></div>Jeremy CookMon, 24 Sep 2018 10:46:14 -0400 Are Area Employees Quitting Their Manufacturing Jobs?<div><p><br></p><p>The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is currently conducting a research study to determine the reasons behind the high level of quits in the manufacturing sector and why businesses are having issues retaining employees. We are looking for manufacturing industry representatives to help us gather input for this project that…</p></div>Jeremy CookWed, 05 Sep 2018 15:14:12 -0400 Sector Insights show Area Construction Companies are struggling to hire<div><p>More stats are available on our <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="">Construction Sector Workforce Insights 2018</a>. The Workforce Planning Board is working with local industry representation on more detailed research into employment in the industry.</p></div>Jeremy CookTue, 24 Jul 2018 14:24:49 -0400