Survey seeks input from employers on newcomer recruitment and hiring

A short survey on newcomers in our regional workforce has launched. It is part of a research project sponsored by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council. The research will produce locally relevant information that will be used to shape future programming in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton. The WDB and our… Read more »

Kristen Larocque joins WDB as project officer

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is pleased to announce that Kristen Larocque has joined the organization on a full-time basis as project officer. A graduate of Trent University – with a joint major in Media Studies/French – Larocque started with the WDB upon her graduation in June of 2017 through the federal government’s Career Focus… Read more »

Survey launched on employment experiences of Canadian newcomers in the area

A new survey on the employment experiences of newcomers to our country and region has launched. It’s part of a research project sponsored by the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council that will produce locally relevant information that can be used to shape future programs and services to support both newcomers and employers in the… Read more »

Contest rules for community labour market survey

Those that take part in a SURVEY conducted by the Workforce Development Board and submit their email address will be eligible to win a $100 Visa prepaid card (one prize), a $50 Visa prepaid card (two prizes) or a $25 Visa prepaid card (four prizes). One entry per email address. The decisions of the Workforce Development… Read more »

Now recruiting new members for our board of directors

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. The WDB was established over 20 years ago and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities…. Read more »