Vicinity Jobs and Millier Dickinson Blais Partner With the District of Mission to Monitor Hiring Demand in BC’s Fraser Valley

BC’s Fraser Valley is an exciting place. It is growing up and going through an important demographic transformation: Not long ago, its economy was dominated by agricultural businesses. Today it is the place where much of BC’s population growth is occurring. This trend is likely to accellerate in the coming years, and the reason is quite simple: Being right next door to Vancouver and the US, the Fraser Valley has something that Vancouver doesn`t: Sufficient land that can be (and is being) developed to accommodate new businesses and residents.

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Ontario Employers Who Invest in Youth May Be Eligible for a Government-Funded Incentive

Written by Strac Ivanov, MBA, President and Co-founder of VicinityJobs.com

Our community partner Sheridan College just sent us information about a great incentive that the Ontario government offers through its Youth Employment Fund to employers who hire young workers – and Sheridan is delivering the program in Ontario’s Peel and Halton regions.

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Is Your Job Advertising Approach Working: 4 Simple Questions to Ask Yourself

We hear quite often in the news about employers having difficulties finding suitable candidates for certain positions. But are they using the right tools and channels to make sure they are reaching out to the right candidates? In my experience, the answer is usually “no”.

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New Free Company Information Service Offers Job Seekers a Refreshingly New Perspective

by Strac Ivanov

When I speak at employment and community resource centre events about the challenges of finding work, I am often asked about tools that could help job seekers to learn about potential employers. At a recent business conference in Toronto, I learned about a quite impressive and fairly new free online information service called BizCompare.com that could come quite handy to some job seekers. It enables its visitors to research businesses in the United States. Unfortunately, BizCompare.com does not currently include information about Canadian businesses. However, I believe that it provides a very unique new perspective that could benefit Canadian job seekers as well.
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Free Workshop for Toronto Employers Discusses the Challenges of Hiring and Retaining Immigrants

Our community partners at Sheridan College in Oakville have just sent us information about a free workshop for employers that they are hosting in partnership with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group, titled “A World of Talen at Your Doorsteps”. The workshop’s focus is on recruiting and retain immigrants, in light of the fact that by 2013, immigration to Canada will account for virtually all of the net job growth. Continue reading Free Workshop for Toronto Employers Discusses the Challenges of Hiring and Retaining Immigrants

Employers Wanted for an Upcoming Job Fair in Mississauga in March

The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group, in partnership with Sheridan College and other government-sponsored employment services organizations in Peel and Halton Regions, are hosting their annual Peel and Halton job fair in Mississauga on March 30th. They are now looking for employers interested in participating in the event.

This event is partially funded by Employment Ontario, so the cost to employers is fairly low – $150 for “virtual” participation and $500 for an actual booth, and provides an opportunity to meet thousands of job seekers. If you are interested, you can find out more at the web site of the event, at:

http://www.peelhaltonjobfair.ca

You can also click here to download an electronic brochure introducing the event

Free Seminar on Hiring Demand Trends in the GTA

On Monday, January 10th, 2011, Vicinity Jobs will deliver a free seminar in partnership with Sheridan College on the topic of Hiring Demand Trends in the Greater Toronto Area.

The seminar will be lead by Strac Ivanov – the co-founder of Vicnity Jobs – and features an overview of the impact that the economic slowdown of the past two years has had on hiring demand in GTA’s suburban communities. Labour market trends   information from a variety of sources will be presented and explained, including VicinityJobs.com, Statistics Canada, and local municipalities. A special emphasis is placed on the industrial landscape shaping the employment markets in GTA’s suburbs.

The seminar will start at 9 am on January 10th, and will take place in the Sheridan College Halton location. Admission is free, but registration is required.

For the exact location and to register, please contact Sheridan College’s Community Employment Services at 905-845-9430, ext. 8160.

Free Seminar for Employers Looks into the Challenges Involved In Recruiting and Hiring Immigrants

Our community partners at Sheridan College are hosting a free workshop for employers titled “Are you ready? on November 24th 2010, in partnership with the other Greater Toronto Area (GTA) community colleges, including Centennial, Durham, Humber, George Brown, Seneca. This is a full-day workshop, dealing with the challenges involved in effectively recruiting and hiring qualified immigrants. It is designed to help employers to improve their cultural competence by:

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Employers Event at Sheridan College to Focus on Ontario’s Labour Market Future

Our community partners at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville in partnership with The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group are inviting GTA employers to an event titled “A Lens on Ontario’s Labour Market Future”.

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Apprenticeship Opportunities Fair for Job Seekers and Employers in Greater Toronto

We just received a note from our community partners at Community Employment Services at Sheridan College  announcing the annual Apprenticeship Career Connections Fair will take place on October 28th, in the International Centre at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON. Continue reading Apprenticeship Opportunities Fair for Job Seekers and Employers in Greater Toronto