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County launches new jobs portal

July 3, 2020   ·   0 Comments

Simcoe County, in conjunction with partner municipalities, has launched a new interactive job portal to provide not only local resources and job opportunities for area residents, but act as a way to “empower and inspire.”

The Work in Simcoe County portal is an automated tool that collects job listings from over 20 popular job boards and career sites, including Indeed and Employment Ontario.

Billed as a “one stop shop” that offers training, recruiting and funding resources for both job-seekers and employers, it is hoped the new portal will save local employers time not having to enter job postings on multiple websites, while local job seekers will be able to know just where to look.

“Our Economic Development Office and regional business partners are constantly working on a variety of strategies and programs to support our local economy and job seekers,” said Warden George Cornell. “This new portal will help connect our labour force to quality jobs in our region and arrives at an optimal time as we work together as community partners towards our economic recovery, while supporting our businesses and residents.”

The portal also aids recruitment efforts by highlighting which jobs are in current demand to employers and local government, and helps fill market gaps using an interactive tool by Edge Factor, housed under the Career Exploration tab, which provides interactive activities for various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers; including a focus on the skilled trades.

Visit www.workinsimcoecounty.ca for more.

By Brock Weir



         


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