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.’

Online platform connects area students to local labour market information

A new interactive online platform allows students to connect to local labour market information and engage with the world of work. Launched by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) – a non-profit organization serving the communities of Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton – MyHomeWorks offers a fun learning experience for students,… Read more »

Report finds area newcomers, employers seek cross-cultural training and supports

A new report on the employment activities of newcomers to our region has been published. Commissioned by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC), the report is designed to help shape future programs and services to support both newcomers and employers in the communities of Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. According… Read more »