Disruption of Service - DREN Office - February 15
- Thursday, February 11th 2016
Please note that the DREN Office will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Family Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, February 16 at 9 am.
Youth Job Connection - Durham Service Providers
- Monday, November 30th 2015
The Youth Job Connection is a government of Ontario program designed to help young people between the ages of 15-29 who face multiple or serious barriers to employment. It provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and workplace experiences. The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers, and success in their future working lives.
Durham Service Providers Delivering Youth Job Connection
The employment service providers who will be delivering the Youth Job Connection in Durham Region are:
VPI Inc (905) 683-3529 in Ajax and Oshawa (905) 571-3301
YMCA Durham Employment Services in Pickering (905) 427-7670 and Whitby (905) 668-0044
John Howard Society in Whitby (905) 579-8482
Centre d'emploi francophone de Durham (905) 436-6989 in Oshawa
Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (905) 579-1821 in Oshawa
Durham College Community Employment Services (905) 697-4472 in Bowmanville
Funding: Canada Summer Jobs
- Thursday, February 11th 2016
LOOKING FOR HELP THIS SUMMER?
WHY NOT HIRE A STUDENT?
WAGE SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE...APPLY TO CANADA SUMMER JOBS!
The 2016 Canada Summer Jobs application period for employers is from January 4 to February 26, 2016.
Canada Summer Jobs provides wage subsidies for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.
Private and public sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage while non-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.
The application form as well as the applicant guide are currently available on the Service Canada website.. You can submit your application online, by mail or in person at any Service Canada Centre.
They have also recorded an information session available on the Web. You can access the Canada Summer Jobs WebEx information session at all times.
For more information:
· Click: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/CSJ
· Call: 1-866-945-7342
· Visit one of these Service Canada Centres in Durham:
- Service Canada Centre Midtown Mall 200 John St W C6 Oshawa 1-800-622-6232
- Service Canada Centre 274 MacKenzie Ave #200, Ajax 1-800-622-6232
Capitalizing on CapABILITIES Conference
- Thursday, December 19th 2013
Besides our EmployABILITY Awards the Durham Region Employment Network hosts conferences for businesses in Durham Region aptly called Capitalizing on CapABILITIES.
The message is clear. Businesses in Durham Region are hiring persons based on their capabilities
The first conference was hosted in November 2012. It was the Region’s first business to business conference on accessibility and profiled the tourism industry in anticipation of the upcoming Toronto 2015 games.
The conference and exhibition informed businesses on what they needed to know about:
- potential new markets for consumer goods and services worth up to $25 billion
- a chance to capitalize on one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors in the world
- local services and resources to help make your business more accessible to millions of new customers, and more.
The Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) hosted the second 2013 Capitalizing on CapABILITIES Conference December 3rd at the Abilities Centre in Whitby Ontario.
This unique event created an open discussion between human resource professionals and employment service providers on facilitating the hiring of persons with disabilities. The 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games were around the corner with the promise to attract thousands of visitors to our region. This coupled with the growing consumer market of those aged 65 and older meant that this discussion was well timed.
Highlights were caught on video: