New manager joining team at WDB

The Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that Ellen Meadd will be assuming the role of manager of projects and community engagement as of Aug. 7. A longtime resident of Northumberland County, Meadd has spent the past eight years working as a social research associate with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. “We are pleased… Read more »

Annual General Meeting set for June 26

The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council will host its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 26. The meeting will be held at our office at 159 King Street (Suite 208) and is slated to begin at 5 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by sending an email to bevans@wdb.ca… Read more »

Publication highlights challenges and opportunities of area labour markets

A new publication highlights the opportunities and challenges of the labour markets in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – has released its Community Labour Market Plan 18/19 More than 200 community stakeholders helped… Read more »

Report highlights importance of agriculture to local economy

A new report highlights the importance of agriculture and agri-food employment to the region’s economy. Commissioned by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC), the report is designed to identify best practices and recommend local strategies to address employment issues, challenges and opportunities throughout the organization’s catchment area. Overall, local agriculture and… Read more »

New report aims to help persons with disabilities achieve their full employment potential

A new publication aims to help persons with disabilities achieve their full employment potential and serves as a resource for business owners interested in making their operation more inclusive.

The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – worked with more than a dozen agencies and groups serving Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton for the publication, titled ‘Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.’