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The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is looking for local Manufacturers to participate in Manufacturing Day 2017!

Inspire The Next Generation of Manufacturers! Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for Manufacturers to show their communities what they do, highlight the economic importance of Manufacturing, and draw attention to rewarding Manufacturing careers. By participating in Manufacturing Day, you’ll join other Manufacturers in showcasing modern jobs and technologies. Manufacturing Day is for students, parents, educators, [...]

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Employer One Survey Results – Manufacturing Sector

by: Carol Simpson C.I.M., P.Mgr. C.Mgr. Executive Director, Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin In January 2017, 571 businesses across Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin gave us feedback on workforce issues through their participation in the Employer One Survey 2017. MIN is one of 32 community partners who help us get the word out to local businesses to [...]

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Message from the Chair: The EmployerOne Survey is now open!

Have your say before the survey closes on January 31, 2017! MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR The EmployerOne survey is used by the Province and the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin to assess hiring intentions of local employers.  Unlike most labour force statistics that collect data from what has happened, this unique survey helps [...]

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Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Quarterly Job Demand Report

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin presents this free quarterly report about the online job postings taking place within the Waterloo Wellington Dufferin area.  The report includes thejob postings by website source, top locations, major NOC and by type.  It also includes the top 10 occupations (by 4 Digit NOC) being posted. Please click the [...]

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In the News: Manufacturing job fair to be held in Kitchener Dec. 7

KITCHENER — A manufacturing job fair featuring companies such as Dare Foods, Linamar and Heroux Devtek will be held Dec. 7 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. The job fair, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m., will be co-hosted by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin and the Waterloo Region Manufacturing Innovation Network. [...]

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Take Part in the EmployerOne Survey to communicate your workforce needs to an engaged community of solution providers

Employers who complete the EmployerOne Survey communicate their workforce needs  to an engaged community of solution providers: colleges, universities, school boards, employment service providers and business associations. By sharing their information annually, employers take inventory of their workforce activities, begin to identify their individual trends and create an industry, and community, picture of where workforce resources [...]

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Manufacturing in Waterloo Region: Dynamic and in Need of Talent

The Manufacturing Sector of Waterloo Region, built on the innovative practices of centuries of skilled craftspeople combined with an unwavering spirit of entrepreneurialism, has always been important to the economy of Waterloo Region. The intent of this research is to examine both the significance and labour skill requirements of the Manufacturing Sector in Waterloo Region [...]

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Manufacturing in Waterloo Region is vibrant and in need of talent!!

Today saw the launch of the newest report on the Manufacturing Sector in Waterloo Region “Vibrant and in Need of Talent”. The report shows that Waterloo’s Manufacturing Sector is growing and in need of many new workers over the foreseeable future, contrary to what many have been saying about the industry over the past several years.

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Lay-off and growth all at the same time – confused?

Although the number of manufacturing businesses continued to decline between 2010 and 2011, (and we’re just waiting to see what happened as of June 2012) employment in the industry is rising dramatically. Labour Force Survey results for the past couple of months have shown employment numbers back in the low 60,000’s again and similar to pre-recession levels.

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The Impact of Recessions on the Manufacturing Industry

Since the 1970’s, the industry has reshaped itself many times and has seen many peaks and troughs when it came to employment but the last recession in 2008/9 was decidedly different.

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