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Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Survey

Over the past many months I have been hearing from numerous businesses about their struggles to find qualified trades people. Also about their inability to hire and retain apprentices and problems getting them qualified as journey persons across a number of trades and sectors. It would seem that the Province has also been hearing that [...]

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Job Demand Report 2nd Quarter 2019

This free report includes the job 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 link below to see the free report. Q2 Job Demand Report Enhanced Reports Get a more thorough look at job demands data for your area [...]

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Help Shape Your Community’s Workforce

Your participation in this survey provides 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 Economic Developers, Industry Associations, Business [...]

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Are Your Manufacturing Employee Wages Competitive?

As part of our Manufacturing Quits Study, a total of 35 employers provided input on two major topics: recruitment challenges and difficulty in retaining workers. When asked the top reason people were quitting the top responses were that workers wanted more pay and better benefits, wanted to work fewer hours or more desirable shifts and [...]

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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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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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