General Newshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_newsWorkforce Planning BoardJob Demand Has Doubled Since Aprilhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/job_demand_has_doubled_since_april<div><p><a href="https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/a24a3344-197e-4b6c-808a-b19df297366f/page/CnQ6?s=vCslgpGv0ak" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the full report</p></div>Jeremy CookFri, 03 Jul 2020 10:05:35 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/job_demand_has_doubled_since_aprilUnemployment Increases in May But, Job Demand Also Increases (by 55%)https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/unemployment_increases_in_may_but_job_demand_also_increases_by_55<div><p unsafe.style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; 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-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; margin: 0px 0px 8pt; line-height: 15.6933px;">“As a larger amount of businesses start to reopen or see an opportunity to start ramping up, we will start to see more postings come on-line and demand for workers increase,” says Workforce Planning Board Executive Director Charlene Hofbauer. “This is an opportunity for those who are unemployed to prepare themselves for the opportunities whether…</p></div>Jeremy CookMon, 08 Jun 2020 09:58:17 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/unemployment_increases_in_may_but_job_demand_also_increases_by_55The local results of our Covid-19 Worker Impact Studyhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/the_local_results_of_our_covid_19_worker_impact_study<div><p>The COVID-19 crisis has made significant impacts locally and globally in regards to business, livelihoods, and jobs. Using the survey, Workforce Planning West is sharing the results so all policy and decision-makers have a better understanding of how the crisis has impacted jobs and families in our region.</p><p>Key findings from the survey also include:</p>…</div>Jeremy CookWed, 22 Apr 2020 10:06:13 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/the_local_results_of_our_covid_19_worker_impact_studyWestern Ontario Wardens' Caucus: Covid 19 Resources and Supporthttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/western_ontario_wardens_caucus_covid_19_resources_and_support<div><p>Government Resources<br><br>COVID-19 Government Announced Support - <a href="https://files.constantcontact.com/1a4bfa70801/f58854d8-85ef-409d-90a3-282aeb82da3c.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">March 24, 2020</a><br>List of Essential Workplaces - <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">March 24, 2020</a><br>Ontario Electricity Relief - <a href="https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-providing-electricity-relief-to-families-small-businesses-and-farms-during-covid-19.html?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Families, Small Businesses and Farms</a><br>Ontario Specific Updates - <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">COVID 19</a><br>Canada’s Economic Response Plan: <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Support for Canadians and Businesses</a><br>Federation of Canadian Municipalities - <a href="https://fcm.ca/en/resources/covid-19-resources-municipalities?_cldee=a2J1cm5zQGVsZ2luLmNh&recipientid=contact-8df7070cab67ea1180d0005056bc7996-26b620d6667644fcbf9afad5fc501075&esid=08e5f5aa-6365-ea11-80d0-005056bc7996" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">COVID 19 Resources…</a></p></div>Jeremy CookWed, 25 Mar 2020 15:11:14 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/western_ontario_wardens_caucus_covid_19_resources_and_supportLearning from homehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/learning_from_home<div><p><a href="https://www.workforcewindsoressex.com/learning-from-home/#forkids" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see the learn from home resources</p></div>Jeremy CookFri, 20 Mar 2020 10:39:29 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/learning_from_homeDrake Should've Been A Guidance Counsellorhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/drake_shouldve_been_a_guidance_counsellor<div><p>“We are hoping to engage the younger age group and their parents or guardians to let them know that taking an entry level position can take them to endless possibilities when it comes to career pathways,” says Charlene Hofbauer, Executive Director with the Workforce Planning Board. “It’s important to show youth that there is value in entry-level…</p></div>Jeremy CookTue, 04 Feb 2020 09:24:55 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/drake_shouldve_been_a_guidance_counsellorWorker Survey Now Availablehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/worker_survey_now_available<div><p>This new survey lets the community fill in the gap – what is the perspective of workers, whether they are employed or seeking employment? The Worker Survey is the first step in understanding the needs of jobseekers and employees across our area.  </p><p><a href="https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/resources/knowledge_library/knowledge_library_folder/wpb_reports/talent_neuron/worker_survey_2019pdf" class=" WikiLinkType1">Click here</a> to see the final report</p></div>Jeremy CookFri, 17 Jan 2020 13:03:05 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/worker_survey_now_availableCommunitech and Waterloo Region Organizations Form Future of Work and Learning Coalitionhttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/communitech_and_waterloo_region_organizations_form_future_of_work_and_learning_coalition<div><p>Communitech and a group of community partners have joined forces to help ensure Canadian workers, organizations and communities continue to succeed as technology transforms the workplace. This new group, formed as the Waterloo Region Future of Work and Learning Coalition, began informal conversations in January 2019 on what employers, employees,…</p></div>Jeremy CookWed, 27 Nov 2019 16:28:50 -0500https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/communitech_and_waterloo_region_organizations_form_future_of_work_and_learning_coalitionNew bursaries will support PSW studentshttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/new_bursaries_will_support_psw_students<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:11.25pt;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;vertical-align:baseline;'><span style="color:black;">The LHIN will provide a total of 20 bursaries, valued at $5,000 each, which will be available starting January 2020 to students enrolled in Conestoga’s PSW program at the Doon campus. </span><u><span style="color:#0070C0;"><a href="http://blogs1.conestogac.on.ca/news/2019/10/new_bursaries_will_support_psw.php"><span style="color:#0070C0;">Read more</span></a></span></u></p></div>Jeremy CookMon, 28 Oct 2019 10:07:52 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/new_bursaries_will_support_psw_studentsConestoga College campus coming to Kitchener Market Squarehttps://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/conestoga_college_campus_coming_to_kitchener_market_square<div><p><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/conestoga-college-campus-market-square-downtown-kitchener-1.5157678?dm_i=2AD2,1F6Q0,1QD3G,4QC35,1">Click here</a> for the complete story from CBC News</p></div>Jeremy CookMon, 10 Jun 2019 14:06:49 -0400https://www.workforceplanningboard.com/home/general_news/conestoga_college_campus_coming_to_kitchener_market_square