Workforce WindsorEssex developed Your Job Search: Overcoming Barriers for Job-Seekers to support individuals who struggle with the process of finding a job.
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We know that it may be difficult to find a job. We’ve put together this resource to help you when you are searching for employment. In this report you’ll find:
This project falls under the Labour Market Information and Intelligence LEPC Pillar and has been overseen by the Service Provision Working Group.
When we first began this initiative, we surveyed members of our community on their experiences with searching for employment.
As part of our initiative focused on Barriers for Job Seekers, we completed a literature review in hopes of developing a deeper understanding of what barriers were indicated by research. Our research was targeted on four populations: newcomers, persons who are underemployed, recent graduates and persons on Ontario Works. Below are some of the highlights of our findings.
The following barriers to employment were experienced by all four populations:
Newcomers may face some of the following barriers:
Additionally, refugees may face some of the following barriers:
Recent Graduates may encounter some of the following barriers:
Persons in receipt of Ontario Works may face some of the following barriers:
For more detailed information, please read the Summary Document available for download below or contact us for the full literature review.
As a related resource, click below to access the job fair guides for job seekers and employers.
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.