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

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, parents and educators. The first… Read More

Workforce Development Board releases job board audit

The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) has completed a report as part of the pilot project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development that examines and compares the use of online job boards with a focus on the local labour market. There are various recruitment methods available to employers and… Read More