DREN Closing Update
- Wednesday, November 22nd 2017
As per notices sent to our network and recent public announcements, the Durham Region Employment Network is currently winding down with the expectation of closing our doors on March 31, 2018.
Some services will continue until the organization closes. Continue to check the website or contact the office for details.
We are also exploring options for the network to continue as a volunteer organization so please contact the office if you are interested in a leadership role.
DREN Networking in Action
- Monday, September 18th 2017
DREN is a valuable first-point of inquiry to job seekers, employers, employment services and the Durham community.
Here is a quick snapshot of DREN's information and referrals from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017 Source: DREN AGM September 15, 2017
Job Leads: 16,150 - Sources: employer job postings, job developer meetings, network postings, website postings
Employment Service Referrals: 2,513 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, social media inquiries, website
Employer Leads: 426 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, social media inquiries, job developer meetings
Upgrading/Literacy Referrals: 306 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, website
Accessibility and Community Resource Referrals: 300 - Sources: call-ins, walk-ins, emails, website
We Listened. We Heard. We Delivered
- Friday, September 22nd 2017
DREN led the development of a Community Roadmap for youth with barriers to employment with great community partners and over 100 volunteer participants
- Lisa Yassein Chairperson DREN, Donna McAllister Executive Director DREN, Jennifer French MPP of Oshawa, Chris Chris Bovie Ontario Shores and Mayor of Oshawa John Henry
Check out our Community Roadmap for Youth with Barriers project page http://www.dren.org/news/community-roadmap-to-employment
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.