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Tuesday December 1st, 2015

Posted at 8:36pm

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A new 18-month pilot program has been launched in Windsor that will help better connect local jobseekers to available work opportunities in the region.

Workforce WindsorEssex has been selected by the province to deliver one of eight Local Employment Planning Council pilot projects across Ontario.  These councils will act as a hub to connect employers, industry associations, sector groups and other employer groups with appropriate labour market information.

Accurate, up-to-date, local labour market information is crucial to ensure local businesses, government, educational institutions and job-seekers can make better, more informed decisions.

Under the pilot, Workforce WindsorEssex will also pioneer new and innovative approaches to local employment planning in the Windsor area by:

  • Gathering and sharing local labour market information such as the supply of available workers in relation to available jobs.
  • Supporting integrated service and workforce planning by connecting employers, service providers, and other key organizations with critical information to address workforce needs in the region.
  • Working with the community to help make sure employment and training programs provide job-seekers with the skills and training that employers in Windsor need.
  • Supporting innovative, local projects that address labour market issues specific to Windsor.
  • Modernizing employment and training programs is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

 

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