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August, 2017

Employment E-News, August 2017

 

Arm yourself with the knowledge, tools and resources that you need to get back to work. Click here.

 

July, 2017

Employment E-News, July 2017

 

Summer is here and there are opportunities abound! Learn more.

 

June, 2017

Employment E-News, June 2017

 

Over the course of 30+ years, DRUHC has helped thousands of people make their career objectives possible. We can help you too!

Employment E-News - June 2017

 

May, 2017

Employment E-News, May 2017

 

We have been working behind the scenes to create an up-to-date, fully responsive website. Stay tuned!

 

April, 2017

Employment E-News, April 2017

 

If you are not thinking creatively about how you can participate in the labour market, it may be time to start. Click to learn why creativity is key.

 

March, 2017

Employment E-News, March 2017

 

Connecting with and growing your network can have a positive impact on your job search. Learn more.

 

February, 2017

Employment E-News, February 2017

 

Learn of the government-funded employment programs, resources and training opportunities available to help you achieve your career goals.

 

January, 2017

Employment E-News, January 2017

 

Adapting to change is not only a survival skill but a skill that will help you succeed in life... Read more!

 

December, 2016

Employment E-News, December 2016

 

Get a head start on the future... Make a plan!

 

November, 2016

Employment E-News, November 2016

 

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has reason to celebrate! Find out why.

 

October, 2016

Employment E-News, October 2016

 

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has always been committed to servicing changing Labour Market needs. Learn about Canada's Future Labour Market.

Employment E-News - Oct 2016

 

September, 2016

Employment E-News, September 2016

 

For many September is a time to start again - to advance to another level, gain knowledge and develop skills. This issue of Employment E-News explores personal attributes and characteristics that may predict future success. Read more.

 

August, 2016

Employment E-News, August 2016

 

There are a wealth of services provided to you by the federal and provincial government. It is our goal to share information that may be useful to you and your family. Learn here.

 

July, 2016

Employment E-News, July 2016

 

Finding employment can be multi-faceted. The best approach is to treat your job search like a job. Are You Job-Ready?

 

June, 2016

Employment E-News, June 2016

 

Did you know that Skilled Trade Workers are highly sought after by employers? Read about Apprenticeships and Skilled Trades.

 

May, 2016

Employment E-News, May 2016

 

It is a great time to plant "seeds" for job search success. Learn about the programs and services available to help you.

 

April, 2016

Employment E-News, April 2016

 

Spring is Here! The Spring season offers a good opportunity to stretch beyond your comfort zone... Find out how.

 

March, 2016

Employment E-News, March 2016

 

Warmer temperatures are just around the corner... now is the time to look for Seasonal and Summer Student employment. Click to read more.

 

February, 2016

Employment E-News, February 2016

 

February is the month of love and there couldn't be a better time to focus on self-care. Learn how.

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January, 2016

Employment E-News, January 2016

 

It's a New Beginning. Change is Coming - Learn to Embrace It!

 

December, 2015

Employment E-News, December 2015

 

In Giving, We Receive. Find out how to give without breaking the bank.

 

November, 2015

Employment E-News, November 2015

 

With the New Year just around the corner, we are off to a fresh start to the future. Read more.

 

October, 2015

Employment E-News, October 2015

 

Read about the power of metaphor, storytelling and possibility thinking.

 

September, 2015

Employment E-News, September 2015

 

Today's employer often seeks individuals who take advantage of learning opportunities to help maximize their skills and abilities. Consider a Lifetime of Learning!

 

August, 2015

Employment E-News, August 2015

 

Routine-oriented occupations will be phased out to make way for employees with critical thinking and analytical skills. Find out how you can develop your Critical Thinking Skills.

 

July, 2015

Employment E-News, July 2015

 

Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource. Learn how to survive and thrive with this one trait.

 

June, 2015

Employment E-News, June 2015

 

Read about just some of community partners we work with to us in helping you - the job seeker and employer.

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May, 2015

Employment E-News, May 2015

 

Find out what you can do to adapt to the New Work World.

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April, 2015

Employment E-News, April 2015

Spring is a great time to get your job search in gear. Learn about our programs and resources designed to assist you with your job search.

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March, 2015

Employment E-News, March 2015

Get in on the Pan Am Action! The single-largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada is almost here!

 

February, 2015

Employment E-News, February 2015

It Takes Just 90 Seconds - Find Out How to Make a Good First Impression.

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December, 2014

Employment E-News, December 2014

The holidays are what you choose to make them and they don't have to be commercial. Re-Think the Holidays - Learn 3 Ways to Make it Meaningful.

 

November, 2014

Employment E-News, November 2014

Did You Know? Employers View Unemployment of More than 6 Months as a Red Flag? Find out how we can help you.

 

October, 2014

Employment E-News, October 2014

There is an Employment Program for Everyone! Find out which one is right for you! Read more.

 

September, 2014

Employment E-News, September 2014

Is Part-time Work the New Normal - CTV Visits the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre in Oshawa. Read more.

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July, 2014

Employment E-News, July 2014

Time to Get Your House in Order, PanAm Countdown, Minacs Job Fair and more‏.

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June, 2014

Employment E-News, June 2014

E-Learning Employment Education, Elections and Anti-Spam‏. Read More.

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April, 2014

Employment E-News, April 2014

Hello Summer Jobs, TIOW is Back and a Changing World of Work‏. Read More.

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March, 2014

Employment E-News, March 2014

Spring is here! It's time to come out of hibernation and get your job search in gear! Out with the old and in with the new! How about spring cleaning your job search? Read More.

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February, 2014

Employment E-News, February 2014

If you are a student or the parent of a student, now is the time to start thinking about summer employment + new and exciting job search workshops at the Unemployed Help Centre. Read More.

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January, 2014

Employment E-News, January 2014

Find a Job You Can Love Week, Let's Talk about Mental Health, New Workshops, and more. Read about it here!

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Mentor Information Session

January 29th, 2013
Ajax Public Library (Rotary Room)
55 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax, ON
6:30pm – 8:00pm

The Mentorship Partnership for Newcomers brings together newcomers and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Skilled newcomers entering the program have the education, experience, and language skills they need to succeed in the labour market. They need local insights and access to professional networks that only a one-to-one professional connection with a mentor can offer.

Attend the Mentor Information Session to learn more!

Register today by phone: (905) 420-3607 or email: mentorship@unemployedhelp.on.ca

 

December, 2013

Employment E-News, December 2013

Tips for avoiding the holiday blues and saving like a superstar. Read about it here!

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October, 2013

Employment E-News, October 2013

Last month, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre celebrated 30 Years of service at DRUHC's Annual General Meeting. Read about it here!

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September, 2013

Employment E-News, September 2013

Applications for the Youth Employment Fund (YEF) are now open... and other news.

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August, 2013

Employment E-News, August 2013

It's time to Gear Up for Fall at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre! Read about the new Youth Employment Fund and more.

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June, 2013

Employment E-News, June 2013

DRUHC celebrates one year of delivering Employment E-News to job seekers in the Durham Region. Read about suits, surveys and students in this edition.

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May, 2013

Employment E-News, May 2013

For the ninth successive year, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has been awarded a certificate of ISO Registration. Read about the Creative Economy and more.

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April, 2013

Employment E-News, April 2013

In September 2012, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre was selected to participate in UOIT's Capstone and Internship Program to develop a youth-oriented employment game. Read more.

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Pickering Community News, April 2013

The Pickering Welcome Centre is pleased to bring you the April Issue of Pickering Community News – a newsletter created and designed for members of our Durham community. Each month, we will feature stories relevant to Newcomers, share client experiences and give our community a look at what is happening at your Pickering Welcome Centre and around Durham

Join them as they travel the world and celebrate the efforts of LINC/ESL friends on International Day at the Pickering Welcome Centre!

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March, 2013

Employment E-News, March 2013

The end of March closed our fiscal year at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. An exciting successful year is behind us and new opportunities await for our agency to build upon services to both job seekers and employers in the Durham Region.

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February, 2013

Employment E-News, February 2013

The Durham Region Career Fair was a resounding success! Over 1100 people registered for this unique opportunity to meet employers face-to-face and learn of employment opportunities and support programs available to assist them in achieving their employment objective. Congratulations to all job seekers who appeared confident, prepared and dressed to impress. We encourage you to take advantage of the services and resources that the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre provides in order to help you on your path to employment success.

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January, 2013

Employment E-News, January 2013

This issue of Employment E-News announces the Durham Region Career Fair participating employers and offers valuable Career Fair Preparation Tips for Job Seekers.

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December, 2012

Employment E-News, December 2012

This issue of Employment E-News announces the upcoming Durham Region Career Fair in February 2013.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

We recently initiated a volunteer program to help recent graduates and other interested individuals gain the experience that is needed to obtain employment. We held two orientation sessions this month and will be holding further sessions in the near future.

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Please see the flyer for more details. Contact us to register for the next session or for more information.

 

November, 2012

Employment E-News, November 2012

In this issue of Employment E-News, Employment Counsellor, Olajide, speaks about a client's shift from a negative mood to a positive outlook within one hour of meeting with a counsellor and developing an action plan.

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"daytime" Appearance: November 1, 2012

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre appeared on "daytime" to discuss Dini Petty's presentation at DRUHC's 29th Annual General Meeting and the new "Building Resiliency" workshop.

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Click here or on the image to watch the "daytime" segment.

 

The Mentoring Partnership Information Sessions: November 20th and 21st

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The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre recently held information sessions on "The Mentoring Partnership". If you are a newcomer to Canada and an internationally trained professional working towards pursuing your career goals, contact us for more information about upcoming orientation sessions designed to assist you in attaining your career objectives.

Attend an Information Session to learn:

For more information, please contact us.

 

October, 2012

New! Building Resiliency Workshop

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Resiliency skills can be learned and developed and help us adapt to or recover from adversity or significant sources of stress. Understanding that job seekers often face a variety of challenges along the path to seeking employment, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has designed a "Building Resiliency" workshop to help you employ tools and techniques to build resiliency. Ten tips are explored during the workshop including perseverance, perspective and attitude.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this workshop. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when this workshop is offered again.

 

Employment E-News, October 2012

In this issue of Employment E-News, we offer an overview of our services and resources that cater to the diverse needs of job seekers.

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Pickering Community News

The Pickering Welcome Centre is pleased to bring you the October Issue of Pickering Community News – a newsletter created and designed for members of our Durham community. Each month, we will feature stories relevant to Newcomers, share client experiences and give our community a look at what is happening at your Pickering Welcome Centre and around Durham

The October Issue includes:

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Click to download.

 

September, 2012

Employment E-News, September 2012

DRUHC was thrilled to welcome Dini Petty, a Canadian Broadcast Icon, as this year's guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting. Her presentation about facing life's challenges inspired us to create a workshop on "Building Resiliency".

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The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Sets the Standard with ISO 9001:2008

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC), for the ninth successive year, has been awarded a certificate of ISO registration. The recognition is the result of agency wide attention to effective organizational capacity resulting in customer service excellence; a steadfast commitment from the Board of Directors, to all levels of staff, drives all of DRUHC’s policies and practices.

Read the press release.

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Pickering Community News

The Pickering Welcome Centre is pleased to bring you the September Issue of Pickering Community News.

The September Issue includes:

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August, 2012

Employment E-News, August 2012

Are you using the power of Social Media to help you with your job search?

On August 23, 2012, members of provincial and federal parliament and their representatives gathered at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre for a solution-focused roundtable discussion. Labour market trends including the emergence of a Creative and Knowledge-based Economy were discussed during the meeting. Find out what this means for you, the job seeker.

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Pickering Community News from the Pickering Welcome Centre

The Pickering Welcome Centre is pleased to introduce the first edition of Pickering Community News – a Newsletter created and designed for members of the Durham Region community. Each month, Pickering Community News will feature stories relevant to Newcomers, share client experiences and give our community a look at what is happening at your Pickering Welcome Centre and around Durham.

First Edition Overview:

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Click to download.

 

July, 2012

Employment E-News, July 2012

In June and July 2012, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre began offering a new line-up of FREE Social Media Workshops and Webinars.

With the help of UOIT, One Million Acts of Innovation and 1COMMUNITY1, we were able to offer our first webinars related to using LinkedIn for your job search.

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If you are interested in participating in furture webinars, please contact: getresults@unemployedhelp.on.ca

 

The Student Resource Centre is officially open.

Students who attended the launch on July 4th enjoyed a pizza lunch, took advantage of the opportunity to have their résumés critiqued, searched through job postings and found out about the resources that are available to them.

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Are you a student looking for a summer job?
Do you know someone who is?
Bring a friend. Spread the word.

The Student Resource Centre at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre in Oshawa is now open. Find out how we can help you with your job search.

 

June, 2012

Employment E-News, June 2012

1st Issue of Employment E-News and 1st On-line Webinar

In the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre's first issue of Employment E-News we are pleased to announce DRUHC's first in a series of on-line webinars: "How to Create a LinkedIn Profile".

This webinar is made possible through a collaboration with One Million Acts of Innovation and UOIT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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April, 2012

Press Release: April 16, 2012

For the third consecutive year, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has been granted funding from the federal and provincial government to continue in delivery of the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW).

Read the press release.

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Get Results - Jobs Available: April 5, April 19 & May 3

Many job seekers took advantage of the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one Employment Counselling services at the Pickering Town Centre and are now getting the help they need from the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre.

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Do you know someone who is? Spread the word.

Contact us today to set-up an appointment with an Employment Counsellor by phone: 905-420-4010 or by email.

Special thanks to the Pickering Town Centre for assisting the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre in its efforts to raise awareness of the services and resources offered by DRUHC.

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March, 2012

Get Results - Jobs Available: March 15 and March 22, 2012

Many job seekers took advantage of the opportunity to have their résumés pre-screened at the Pickering Recreation Complex for available jobs and are now getting getting one-on-one job search assistance from DRUHC's Employment Counsellors.

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Do you know someone who is? Spread the word.

Contact us today to set-up an appointment with an Employment Counsellor by phone: 905-420-4010 or by email.

Special thanks to the City of Pickering and to everyone at the Pickering Recreation Complex.

 

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Clients Share Their Stories: March 2012

Out of a desire to help others who are unemployed or underemployed, Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre clients share their personal stories. Find out how the help that they received has helped them on the path to employment success.

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February, 2012

Get Results Video Goes Live: February 28, 2012

The Get Results campaign was launched to address Ontario's rising unemployment rate by supporting job seekers.

The Get Results video provides an overview of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre's resources and services, and you will also hear directly from current and past service users as they share their success stories.

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"daytime" Appearance: February 28, 2012

Maralyn Tassone, Executive Director and Sharon Neumann, Senior Manager of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre appeared on RogersTV's "daytime" program with Christian Pritchard and Julia Piedimonte on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.


Get Results Event: February 24, 2012

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre launched the "Get Results" campaign at the Pickering Public Library on Friday, February 24th, 2012.

The "Get Results" campaign is designed to offer help and support for those who are unemployed or underemployed as well as create awareness within the community that free employment services, funded by Employment Ontario, are available for job seekers.

We thank everyone who attended and took an important step towards employment success.

Job seekers, it's time to take the Invest - Engage - Success approach to achieve your employment goals. Set up an appointment with an Employment Counsellor for an individually tailored action plan.

Contact us by email or phone: 905-420-4010

 

News Brief: February 22, 2012

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre and the Pickering Public Library Working in Partnership to Mobilize and Support Job Seekers in a Tough Economy.

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Press Release: February 15, 2012

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Mobilizes Rapid Services in Response to Ontario’s Rising Unemployment Rate by Encouraging Job Seekers to Gain a Competitive Edge with Free Employment Ontario Employment Services that are Proven to Get Results.

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December, 2011

Welcome Centres open in Ajax and Pickering.

Welcome Centres provide essential services for Newcomers in Canada. These services include language development, settlement counseling and employment training. For more information, please visit durhamwelcomecentres.wordpress.com.

 

May, 2011

Re-registered as an ISO registered agency!

Being ISO registered means operating under a quality management system where our organization must demonstrate excellence in areas such as customer care, leadership and management standards.

 

July, 2011

Action Centre coming for workers laid off in Oshawa!

An Action Centre has been established for recently out-of-work IQT Solutions workers. For more information please refer to our Action Centre webpage. Also, click here for a detailed article on the Action Centre.

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Launches The Mentoring Partnership for Internationally Trained Professionals

The Mentoring Partnership program is designed to provide recent immigrants with a unique mentorship opportunity. Mentees develop the knowledge to help establish themselves in the Canadian work market whereas mentors gain an opportunity to refine their leadership and cross cultural communication skills.

Our website is now available in over 50 languages!

Using Google™ Translate technologies each page of our website can now be translated into many different languages with the translator widget at the bottom left of every page. This is another significant step we have taken towards making our services as accessible as possible.

Click here for more information on Google™ Translate and it's features.

July, 2009

Event Calendar added to DRUHC website!

The latest addition to the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre's web site is a calendar for client events! We will be updating the calendar regularly, so you can see all the events and programs that we can offer you.

You can see the calendar here, or find the new link on the left-side of the "Clients" pages.

June, 2009

DRUHC web site revamped, more accessible

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre's web site has been revamped. Although the appearance of the site is roughly the same, there are significant differences behind the scenes.

Changes that will benefit you include:

  • Content easier to "read" by software for visually-impaired visitors
  • Improved appearance and layout when printing pages, including job listings in the job postings database
  • Quicker display time for each page
  • General cleanup of content on all pages

We hope that the improvements we have made are helpful to you.

May, 2009

Oshawa Head Office and Resource Centre moves to new location

In our efforts to better meet the needs of the residents of Durham Region, DRUHC has combined its Head Office and Oshawa Resource Centre into one new location at 272 King Street East (north-east corner of King & Ritson). Our new facility allows to serve our clients even more effectively than before. We look forward to seeing you there!

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DRUHC is proud to offer Online Services through our Web Site

We realize you can't always make it into the Help Centre; that's why we've added new features to our Web site. Not only can you search for jobs through our online postings, you can now attend a virtual job search workshop. Combining video, animation, and high-quality graphics, you'll learn how to put together effective résumés and cover letters, as well as how to prepare for job interviews. It's the next best thing to visiting us in person.

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Our service users told us they cannot always access our services during business hours. We now offer after-hours computer training for those who need assistance in using technology as a job search tool.

Every Monday through Thursday until 8:00 pm, you can visit our King Street location and receive instruction, either one-on-one or in small groups, on using computers and the Internet to aid in your job search.

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