Welcome to Workforce WindsorEssex’s January Update!

This monthly Newsletter contains information about what’s happening within our organization, the community, and our local labour market.


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Workforce Summit: Redefining Retirement

If you’re an employer who is not only concerned about a skills gap, but also a growing number of retirements on the horizon, then this half-day Workforce Summit event is just what you need.

Attendees will learn about how ageing is impacting our region as a whole and various industry sectors. They’ll also feel more empowered to take action to mitigate the impacts of retirement on their own workforce through access to our online information hub and advice from best practice speakers.

Register today and hear what other employers your size are doing to reinvent their workplace retirement strategies.

For more information please visit:  https://www.workforcewindsoressex.com/summit

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Save the Date

Please Save the Date, and spread the news, about our upcoming event: Test Drive Day. An opportunity for high-school students to tour companies who employ skilled trades workers.

Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership Success Story:

The WE LIP Winter Council Meeting was held on December 11, 2018 at the University of Windsor Centre for Executive & Professional Education. Agenda items included information sharing from WE LIP members, AIDS Committee of Windsor and Canadian Mental Health Association WindsorEssex County.
The meeting brought together the recently elected WE LIP Executive Committee. On November 7, 2018, council members selected Sarah May Garcia, Didier Marotte and Nick Beluli as Executive Committee members. WE LIP would like to thank outgoing executive members, Debra DiDomenico and Frédéric Boulanger for their years of dedication and leadership.

To view this full story, access previous WE LIP success stories and sign up to receive future success stories, please click HERE.

Workforce WindsorEssex Presentations

As an organization, we are involved in a variety of community events and presentations including participating in job fairs and speaking in classrooms of all kinds.

We present to:

  • Elementary Students
  • Secondary Students
  • Post-secondary Students
  • Jobseekers
  • Employees
  • Conference Attendees

Presentations include:

  • Discussing what the in-demand job sectors are in our region & why they are in-demand.
  • Sharing the skills employers are looking for.
  • Sharing Labour Market Research.
  • Demonstrating our website tools and resources.
    ….and more

We have created a new web page to make presentation requests easier for educators.

Web Page

Monthly Job Demand Report: December 2018

We released the Job Demand Report for December, examining 2,388 job postings from 8 local municipalities:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart was the Employers who posted the most job postings (79).
  • The top Sector hiring this month was: Sales/ Business Development at 16%
  • The most requested Soft Skill was: Oral and Written Communication Skills.

Get the full report here, including more information on in-demand skills and top occupations.

December 2018 Labour Force Survey Release:

Each month we release information gathered from our Labour Force Survey and Statistics Canada about the local labour force:

  • The unemployment rate decreased by 0.6% in December to 5.4%
  • The participation rate increased by 0.3% to 60.4% in December.

Read the report here, including more on employment in the region. 

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Gordie Howe International Bridge Job Opportunities

Follow along on our website for updates and job postings related to Gordie Howe International Bridge Job Opportunities

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In Case You Missed It

A reminder that on November 8th, we launched a private Facebook Group for Windsor-Essex Women in Skilled Trades. This group is designed to give Women in Windsor-Essex who are working in the trades, or looking to start a career in the trades, a supportive community. In the group, women and girls can ask questions, get advice, and chat with other women working in the skilled trades without any insecurity or judgement. Any females working in, or looking to start a career in, the skilled trades are welcome to join the conversation.

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To stay up to date on employment opportunities, sign up for our WEjobs email list to receive almost daily emails with information on local job opportunities, job fairs, short-term training programs, and volunteer opportunities.

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This month, our Workforce Wednesday Blog Posts highlighted the In-Demand Jobs in Windsor-Essex by interviewing an interior decorator, a welder, and an industrial electrician.

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