General Newshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_newsWorkforce Planning BoardCarol Simpson Discusses Guelph's Low Unemployment with CJOY Radiohttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/carol_simpson_discusses_guelphs_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="https://cjoy.com/news/4815179/guelph-unemployment-december-2018/" target="_blank">click here</a> for the full story.</p></div>Jeremy CookThu, 10 Jan 2019 12:26:21 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/carol_simpson_discusses_guelphs_low_unemployment_with_cjoy_radioA Road Map for Immigrants with Entrepreneurial Aspirations.https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/a_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 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/a_road_map_for_immigrants_with_entrepreneurial_aspirationsEmployers Should Be Hiring More Part-time Employeeshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employers_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 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/employers_should_be_hiring_more_part_time_employeesThere are more opportunities for women to work in construction than ever beforehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/there_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 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/there_are_more_opportunities_for_women_to_work_in_construction_than_ever_beforeHiring Indigenous Youth Could be the Solution to the Construction Workforce Shortagehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/hiring_indigenous_youth_could_be_the_solution_to_the_construction_workforce_shortage<div><p>Organizations like the <a href="http://aabo.ca/" 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 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/hiring_indigenous_youth_could_be_the_solution_to_the_construction_workforce_shortageTourism SkillsNet Ontario is collaborating for workforce competitivenesshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/tourism_skillsnet_ontario_is_collaborating_for_workforce_competitivenessJeremy CookTue, 23 Oct 2018 11:02:27 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/tourism_skillsnet_ontario_is_collaborating_for_workforce_competitivenessManufacturing employs more people than any other industry in the local area and it still needs more workers!https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/manufacturing_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 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/manufacturing_employs_more_people_than_any_other_industry_in_the_local_area_and_it_still_needs_more_workersWhy Are Area Employees Quitting Their Manufacturing Jobs?https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/why_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 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/why_are_area_employees_quitting_their_manufacturing_jobsConstruction Sector Insights show Area Construction Companies are struggling to hirehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/construction_sector_insights_show_area_construction_companies_are_st<div><p>More stats are available on our <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/resources/knowledge_library/knowledge_library_folder/wpb_reports/industry_specific/construction/construction_insights_2018pdf">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 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/construction_sector_insights_show_area_construction_companies_are_stIf You're in the Construction Industry We Want Your Inputhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/if_youre_in_the_construction_industry_we_want_your_input<div><p>Monday, August 13th, 2018</p><p>11:30am - 2:00pm</p><p>Sunbridge Hotel &amp; Conference Centre</p><p>200 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge</p><p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/future-construction-workers-consultation-tickets-47279291634">Get more info and register here.</a></p></div>Jeremy CookMon, 23 Jul 2018 13:07:55 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/if_youre_in_the_construction_industry_we_want_your_input