New Report outlines challenges and opportunities with an aging workforce in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.

The report, titled “Planning for an Aging Labour Force”, is designed to help employers navigate the realities of an aging workforce in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton. The document highlights various challenges, opportunities, and best practices for organizations to consider as they move forward with a succession plan that suits their business’s needs.  The… Read More

A new report offers an in-depth review of experiential learning taking place in key sectors in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

Today the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC) released a new report focused on the benefits of experiential learning for employers. The publication provides four success stories from local employers in agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and tourism to illustrate the widespread benefits of experiential learning.  The research and employer stories featured… Read More

New Employer Education Series looks to increase awareness of social issues for local employers in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton

The project is designed to help employers navigate a number of issues that may have an impact on the  local labour market. The guides are an opportunity for employers to find information on disability and accessibility; diversity and inclusion; gender and sexuality; managing different generations; mental health and mental illness; and substance abuse and addictions.… Read More

New report highlights key businesses driving the economy in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton

A new report released today by the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) details key businesses driving the economy in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton. This report builds on the regional industries highlighted in the WDB/LEPC Community Labour Market Plan 18/19. The goal of this publication is to help inform the decision-making process… Read More

New guide highlights local services and resources for Entrepreneurs in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

A new guide released today by Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) details entrepreneurship supports available in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton. The publication includes listings of numerous organizations and programs in those communities. This guide, titled ‘Charting a Course’, provides easy access in one listings section, with a focus on local and… Read More

New Business Support Specialist Joins WDB Team

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) welcomes Ashley Fearnall to the team on Thursday, January 3rd. Ashley assumed the role of Business Support Specialist. “We are thrilled to have Ashley on board,” says CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “She has exceptional communication and organizational skills that will help to support our project and operations activities.” Ashley brings excellent… Read More

New Community Development & Communications Coordinator Joins WDB Team

  The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is pleased to announce that Rachel Brown will be assuming the role of Community Development and Communications Coordinator as of Monday, December 10. “We are very excited to welcome Rachel to our team at WDB,” says CEO Jennifer Lamantia. “She brings many talents in marketing and social media as… Read More

Mentorship guide highlights local programs and groups

A new guide details mentorship opportunities in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Released by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC), a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments, the publication includes listings on more than 100 organizations and programs in those communities. A featured listings section… Read More

Report documents emerging technology and its impact on local manufacturing

A new report examines the potential impact that emerging technology may have on employment in the manufacturing sector in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Released by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – the publication is focused… Read More

Eye on the Labour Market quarterly newsletter

We hope you enjoy the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, Eye on the Labour Market. The information has been compiled from our Labour Market Gateway, which includes information pertaining to occupational demand projections and hiring outlook by actual employers in WDB’s service area (Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton). To download the newsletter in English,… Read More