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Check out local information around Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph: effects of CERB/CRB, immigrant employment numbers, current workforce numbers and job postings data.


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The Position: Our not-for-profit organization is looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team with a focus on communications. Pay: $21.00 per hour based upon 37.5 hours/week

The Company: The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (WPB) is the local labour market specialist. We lead local workforce development by identifying local labour market needs and trends and working with the community to develop priorities and action plans to address these issues.


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Guelph has shown some general and employment trends that have been anticipated in some cases and surprising in others. The hardest hit age groups during the pandemic have been women over the age of 24 and both genders between the ages of 45 and 54. Men between the ages of 25 and 44, considered prime working age, have not seen the employment losses of their female counterparts. People in the 45 to 54 age bracket have seen their employment levels fall from 21,400 in March of 2020 to 17,000 in January of 2021. These losses are spread over both women and men and has been in mainly full-time roles. Women across all age groups are also removing themselves from the workforce at higher rates than their male counterparts in all age groups.


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Waterloo Region has shown some general and employment trends that have been anticipated in some cases and surprising in others. The hardest hit age group during the pandemic has been the prime working group, often seen as between the ages of 25 and 44. This group had 157,000 employed in March 2020 before the pandemic and that number has fallen to 138,200 employed in January 2021. These losses are spread over both women and men and has been in mainly full-time roles. In addition to losing employment, this group has removed itself form the workforce at a higher rate than any other age group.


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Global Skills Conference: Register Now

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“Pathways to Success” is the theme of the 13th Annual Global Skills Conference being held on Tuesday March 2nd on Pheedloop. Focus for this year's event will be directed to navigating the online world of employment.


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Our next FindYourJob.ca Virtual Job Fair is taking place Wednesday, March 3 at 10am. It will give you the opportunity to connect with employers who are hiring for over 400 positions across healthcare, manufacturing and construction sectors. Using the Brazen platform, job seekers can engage with employers using a range of chat options. It will offer one-on-one text, audio, and video chats with event attendees and more.


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The FindYourJob.ca Virtual Job Fair Series continues with the third virtual job fair on Wednesday, March 3. You can connect with the job candidates you are looking for from the comfort and safety of your home or office. Organized by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, this upcoming job fair will allow employers the opportunity to promote current openings with job seekers, communicate one on one with employment candidates, receive resumes immediately and more. This virtual job fair is taking place Wednesday, March 3 from 10am to 2pm.


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Skills Ontario and the Workforce Planning Board are co-hosting a web event on November 26th to speak to skilled trades during the pandemic.


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Coping with Stress in the Workplace

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The Workforce Planning Board presented a webinar focused on dealing with conflict and stress in the new workplace. Early data is showing that it is harder to engage teams, there is increasing conflict arising out of stress and how do you as a supervisor or manager cope with that in your team? Learn some information about how conflict happens, how your own assumptions may be increasing that conflict and some tips for resolving conflict and getting your team back on track.


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Job Demand Has Doubled Since April

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Job demand in our region has more than doubled since April. According to the findyourjob.ca June job demand report there were 6,054 jobs posted in June 2020. That's up 40% from May and more than double the 2,782 jobs posted in April. You can find out more in the June Job Demand Report.


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