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The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre is a key partner in helping drive the local economy, resulting in a greater number of jobs and opportunities for our clients.


We offer timely and relevant labour market information to help you in your job search.


This month, we offer a glimpse into some of the trends and challenges facing our changing economy and work world.


We are pleased to announce that the government is continuing to support a multi-generational work force!


The Targeted Initiative for Older Worker's (TIOW) was re-instated for a 4th year! Great news for older workers in the region - TIOW's first Orientation session was over-booked and May's session is almost full!

Hello Summer Jobs!

Under the 2014 Canada Summer Jobs Grant, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre will hire four summer students!




Positions Available:


- Resource Assistant / Computer Trainer

- Human Resource for Employers

- On-line Training Developer
- Risk Plan Assessment Coordinator


Application Tips
Don't forget to Customize Your Application Package! Include a Cover Letter stating where you learned of the position and why you are uniquely qualified for the role and a Résumé no longer than two pages.


If you or someone you know is interested in a summer student position at DRUHC, please spread the word.


Apply by May 7th.


View "Hello Summer Jobs" flyer.


Honouring Jim Flaherty

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, aged 64, passed away on April 10, 2014, less than a month after resigning from his long-running finance post in cabinet.




As Finance Minister and MP for the Whitby-Oshawa riding, the Honourable Jim Flaherty and members of his office were highly supportive of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre.


The visitation, held prior to a state funeral at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto, was held at the Abilities Centre in Whitby.


Both he and his wife, MPP Christine Elliott, were strong supporters of the Abilities Centre.


In honour of Jim Flaherty, the country’s five largest banks pledged a combined $1 million to the Abilities Centre.


Changing Work World

The economy is changing and so is the work world.




Understanding what's on the horizon and how the labour force is changing can help you plan now and in the future.


Click to learn of some of the growing trends for the Canadian work world in this three part series.


Are you well enough positioned to compete in the new labour market?


Adapt to the increasingly competitive labour market by acquiring the skills that are needed to succeed and thrive.


Tune in next month to learn about three more trends and challenges facing our economy and the way that we work.


Now Hiring!



We are hiring an IT Administrator! Click for more information!


Job Opportunities

- Experienced Landscaper

- Construction Supervisor

- Junior Land Developer

- Executive Director

- Interpreter, Temporary

- Client Services Specialist

- Groundskeeper

- Procurement Engineer

- General Construction

- Fleet Forecasting Manager

- Junior Cost Analyst

- Driving Instructor

- Truck Mechanic

- Customer Experience Rep

- Assistant Manager, F&B

- Welder


Student Positions

- Summer Student, Publishing

- Park Labourer

- Lakeridge Health

- Industrial Cleaners

- Recreation Assistant

- Wetlands Assistant

- Showroom Attendant

- Bicycle Mechanics

- Unemployed Help Centre


Please come in to one of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre locations to view many more job postings.

TIOW is Back!

The Targeted Initiative for Older Worker (TIOW) is a successful, 4-week program for people aged 55-64 who are out of work, underemployed, and wishing to be gainfully employed.




Outcomes of Participants include:


• Employment
• Employment Skills
• Self-Confidence
• Self-Awareness

• Career Building
• Networking
• Labour Market Knowledge


Learn how to promote your skills and experience to gain employment!


Join us for our next orientation session on May 22nd at 1:30 PM for a June 9th start date.


Register: 905-579-1821 or info@unemployedhelp.on.ca


272 King Street East, Oshawa


"daytime" - On YOUTH

The topic of discussion for the Unemployed Help Centre's recent appearance on Rogers TV's "daytime" was YOUTH.




Michelle Campbell, Employment Specialist and Elsii Faria, Marketing and Social Media Specialist discuss job finding tips for youth and programs available to help employers hire youth.


Click to learn more.


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Show Me the Money!

On April 17th, 2014, Maralyn Tassone, Executive Director for the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, delivered a presentation to Employers in the Manufacturing Field and Economic Development Representatives at an Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade Event.




APBOT members assembled at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility for "Show Me The Money!" – an educational event focused on helping businesses access government support to increase investments and create employment opportunities.


Maralyn delivered a compelling presentation urging employers to leverage opportunities by outsourcing and forging partnerships with Employment Ontario organizations including the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre.