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Employers Should Be Hiring More Part-time Employees

 Findings from our recent Manufacturing Quits Study show that job seekers were looking for options in employment including the option to work part-time. This study consulted manufacturing employees, employers and people who had recently left manufacturing jobs. During consultations employers and their current employees often raised the fact that co-workers were often missing days and [...]

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Manufacturing Quits Study

Why are manufacturers losing workers at such high rates? Who better to ask than employees and former employees? So we did…Here is the “Manufacturing Quits Study” The Manufacturing industry is growing and its need for a skilled workforce is becoming more urgent. Employers are struggling to recruit workers and the majority of those that completed [...]

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Manufacturing: New Ways to Hire with the Linkages Project

by: Carol Simpson: Executive Director, Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin. I am excited to be participating in the upcoming Linkages Project information session. The Linkages Project connects industry, educators, Indigenous employment, and other agencies & service providers to increase and accelerate the career opportunities for Indigenous talent. The info sessions on Thursday, November [...]

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MFG Day 2018

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is being held on October 5, 2018 across the Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin area. We currently have the potential to run 25 tour buses across the region for both students and job-seekers. We currently have 25 manufacturers signed up to provide 1-1.5 hour tours but we are still reaching out to [...]

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Manufacturing Quits Study

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is conducting a study to understand the reasons behind the high level of quits in the manufacturing sector and why businesses are having issues retaining employees. We are looking for your help with this project that is aimed at finding key strategies to support manufacturers with worker [...]

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Manufacturing Workforce Insights 2018

In 2017, 97% of Manufacturing businesses who participated in the survey in Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin hired workers. Learn what Manufacturing businesses shared with us in this year’s EmployerOne survey. Please click the image below to download your copy:

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The Business Count Information for June 2017 to December 2017 has been released

The Business Count Information for June 2017 to December 2017 has been released. To access the report please click here. The September Labour Market Report will include the Business Count Information for December 2017 to June 2018. Questions? Carol Simpson, C.I.M., P.Mgr. Executive Director Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin 519-622-7122

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January Issue: Labour Market Report

This bi-annual publication includes information on changes in employment by industry and by occupation as well as current online job postings. To download the January 2018 Labour Market Report, click below. Click Here To Access The Report We hope that you’ll find this information useful moving forward.

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Workforce Planning Board Blog: EmployerOne Survey 2018

Your participation in this 10-minute survey provides us with an understanding of local workforce needs and challenges. It is the time of year again when we ask businesses to provide insights into what is happening in our local labour market. We use this valuable information and share it with over 30 Partner organizations including Job Developers, Educators, Economic Developers, [...]

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Complete your EmployerOne survey by Dec 31/2017 for chance to win a $100 Visa gift card

Take 10-15 minutes in December for a chance to win! It is the time of year again when we ask businesses to provide insights into what is happening in our local labour market. We use this valuable information and share it with over 30 Partner organizations including Job Developers, Educators, Economic Developers, Industry Associations and [...]

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