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Bienvenue au Business Hub! Vous trouverez ici des informations spécifiques aux besoins des entreprises et de la main-d'œuvre.

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New Information and Opportunities

This free meetup we will examine the status of manufacturing in our community, and review which industries/sectors are active in our community, which may be growing, and the associated labour market considerations and opportunities.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn about and discuss our manufacturing environment with local leaders from Economic Development, Business Development and Workforce Planning. Guest will include Carol Simpson from the Workforce Planning Board, Maria Suarez from Waterloo EDC and Valerie Bradford, Business Development Officer with the City of Kitchener

The Upper Grand District School Board, 2nd Chance Employment (Employment Ontario) and the Career Education Council are looking for employers to take part in the Summer School Skilled Trades Program.

The Innovation Guelph Fuel Injection Seed Funding Program supports business scale-up projects of start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in southern Ontario. Fuel Injection facilitates enterprise growth through generation of new jobs & revenue; attraction of follow-on private investment; the launch of new products or services; and cost savings through energy, water or waste innovations. Through this program, Innovation Guelph provides specialized industry business advisory services and seed funding to innovative enterprises in the following sectors: manufacturing; sustainable technologies; agriculture/agri-food; and social innovation.

The Dufferin Workforce Development Committee continues its collaborative approach to support, grow and advocate for a community of great employees and great businesses. Since late 2016 the committee has been taking steps to overcome issues of employee recruitment and retainment and has worked in unison with the area labour market plan and the newly created economic development strategies of both the Town of Orangeville and Dufferin County. Already this group has supported the Town of Orangeville’s organization of job fairs that have been attended by over 1,000 job seekers. They have also worked with the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin on the gathering of data through their EmployerOne Survey. This survey allows businesses to share important information about hiring challenges and specific workforce needs. The 2018 survey represented 2,223 employees in Dufferin County.

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has granted $499,950 to the County of Wellington to develop a demand-based ridesharing system that will service Wellington County. The new ridesharing service, which is scheduled to launch in April 2019, will utilize a mobile app to book, pay and track trips. A call centre will also be available for residents that do not have access to a mobile phone.

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