Supporting Halton’s Job Market through Employment Halton

According to Halton’s most recent economic update, the region’s unemployment rate in the third quarter of 2014 (July-September) was 4.1 per cent – that is one of the lowest unemployment rates in all of North America. That’s great news and an indication that Halton Region’s 10-year Economic Development Strategy is right on track.

Halton’s commitment to both attracting and retaining jobs, while helping job seekers find work and employers find employees is also demonstrated through the success of our Employment Halton offices.

The two Employment Halton offices in Oakville and Milton offer a comprehensive range of programs and services to more than 8,000 job seekers and 200 employers every year. Employment Halton also provides extensive services to employers in Halton to support their efforts to recruit staff with annual averages of more than 250 direct placement matches.

As a service provider for Employment Ontario, Halton Region is part of a network of providers who are committed to providing accessible, customer focused and integrated services.  Employment Ontario programs include resource centre services, one-on-one job search support, training incentives for employers, apprenticeship opportunities and programs such as Second Career which provides financial assistance to participants as they retrain for a new career.

Our employment resource centre, free online job posting board, and several job fairs, the first on April 14 in Burlington, all help job seekers and employers enhance their professional presence in Halton, keeping Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

If you are looking for a job, interested in a new career or are an employer in Halton who wants to learn more about what we can do for you, visit halton.ca/employmenthalton or dial 311.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”