General Newshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_newsWorkforce Planning BoardThe Drive Forward Program 2021- Success Storyhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/the_drive_forward_program_2021_success_story<div><p id="isPasted"><a href="https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/projects/drive_forward" class=" WikiLinkType1">Drive Forward</a> seeks to diversify the truck driving population while providing supports to participants to ensure their success. Drive Forward has removed financial barriers, been a support during mental health challenges, provided mentorship and community, and helped connect participants with their first job as a Driver.</p> <p unsafe.aria-hidden="true">In the words of some of…</p></div>Preeti PandayTue, 11 Jan 2022 11:43:22 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/the_drive_forward_program_2021_success_storyEmployerONE Survey 2022 is now OPEN!https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employerone_survey_2022_is_now_open<div><p><a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/projects/employer_one" id="isPasted"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is calling on all employers to help us better understand workforce issues facing your business and industry. The EmployerOne survey is designed to collect information on a range of topics and trends including projected vacancies, hiring intentions, recruitment strategies and challenges,…</span></a></p></div>Olga DenisovaMon, 03 Jan 2022 08:34:47 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employerone_survey_2022_is_now_openLocal Labour Market Consultations and Action Planning Sessionshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/local_labour_market_consultations_and_action_planning_sessions<div><p id="isPasted"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">It's that time of the year when WPB does consultations with community partners to determine what priorities and actions need to take place in the coming year to support jobseekers and employers. Charlene, our Executive Director, is still connecting with businesses until the end of the month but we wanted to share with you the mini-presentations…</span></p></div>Olga DenisovaTue, 23 Nov 2021 10:39:31 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/local_labour_market_consultations_and_action_planning_sessionsGuelph Pandemic Employment Levels Show Some Interesting Trendshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/guelph_pandemic_employment_levels_show_some_interesting_trends<div><p><span lang="en-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“The variations between industry employment levels really shows how this pandemic is not targeting any one sector over another.” Says Charlene Hofbauer, Executive Director of the Workforce Planning Board. “Sudden employment drops in industries that seemed to be surging just 5 months ago demonstrate that any industry could face an uncertain future.…</span></p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 18 Feb 2021 12:50:51 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/guelph_pandemic_employment_levels_show_some_interesting_trendsWaterloo Region's Employment Industry Winners and Losers During the Pandemichttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/waterloo_regions_employment_industry_winners_and_losers_during_the_pandemic<div><p><span lang="en-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“The variations between industry employment levels really shows how this pandemic is not targeting any one sector over another,” says Charlene Hofbauer, Executive Director of the Workforce Planning Board. “Sudden employment drops in industries that seemed to be surging just 5 months ago demonstrate that any industry could face an uncertain future.…</span></p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 18 Feb 2021 12:45:52 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/waterloo_regions_employment_industry_winners_and_losers_during_the_pandemicGlobal Skills Conference: Register Nowhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/global_skills_conference_register_now<div unsafe.style='margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 15px; line-height: inherit; font-family: "Segoe UI", "Segoe UI Web (West European)", "Segoe UI", -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(50, 49, 48); letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'><p>The conference brings together employers and policymakers committed to helping Canada’s skilled immigrants with professionals with overseas credentials. Participants will have an opportunity to enhance their skills, network and learn about resources to help them job search in their field of training or in related professions. The day concludes…</p></div>Jeremy CookWed, 03 Feb 2021 11:23:51 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/global_skills_conference_register_nowVirtual Job Fair: Job Seeker Registration Now Openhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/virtual_job_fair_job_seeker_registration_now_open<div><p><a href="https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/xBP6E?utm_medium=Workforce+Planning+Board+Website&utm_source=Find+Your+Job&utm_content=Website&utm_campaign=Job+Seekers" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Click here</a> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">to register.</span></p><p><strong>Available opportunities:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Healthcare opportunities – Personal Support Workers (PSWs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Direct Support Professional, Health Care Aide, Housekeeping, Dietary Aid, Pharmacy, Laundry and Resident Home Assistants and many more.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Manufacturing &amp; Construction opportunities…</span></p></div>Jeremy CookWed, 03 Feb 2021 11:06:25 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/virtual_job_fair_job_seeker_registration_now_openEmployer Registration Open for our Upcoming Virtual Job Fairhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employer_registration_open_for_our_upcoming_virtual_job_fair<div><ul unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: proxima-nova, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;"> <li unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box;">Promote your current job openings to available employment candidates.</li> <li unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box;">Talk one on one with job seekers.</li> <li unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box;">Receive resumes immediately.</li> <li unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box;">Support from knowledgeable staff to set up your booth and assist on the day of the job fair</li> <li unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box;">The first two virtual job fairs in this series featured 38 employers hiring for over 600 jobs.</li> </ul> <p unsafe.style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.6; font-weight: 300; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: proxima-nova, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">Limited Spots…</p></div>Jeremy CookTue, 22 Dec 2020 15:30:33 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employer_registration_open_for_our_upcoming_virtual_job_fairBuilding on our Strengths: Skilled Trades and the Pandemichttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/building_on_our_strengths_skilled_trades_and_the_pandemic<div><p>Martha George from the The Grand Valley Construction Association will be sharing her perspective on how construction trades are faring and what she sees moving forward. Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin will discuss demand shifts and growth within skilled trades and Skills Ontario will highlight some innovative ways younger…</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 19 Nov 2020 10:50:37 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/building_on_our_strengths_skilled_trades_and_the_pandemicCoping with Stress in the Workplacehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/dealing_with_conflict_in_the_new_workplace<div><p>Guest Speaker Ricardo Camara is a Transformation Coach with On This Rock Business Consulting (OTR).  He presented some of the signs and causes of workplace issues and how to deal with them.</p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/BzUqBUg8fTE" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see the recorded webinar.</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 12 Nov 2020 08:58:01 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/dealing_with_conflict_in_the_new_workplace