County of Simcoe hosting virtual job fair on April 26

On April 26 between 2 and 6 p.m., the County and area partners, including member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, Employment Ontario, the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, Regional Tourism Organization 7 and the Province of Ontario, are collaborating on another virtual Work in Simcoe County job fair.

Data collected from the County of Simcoe’s www.workinsimcoecounty.ca website shows that in the month of February there were 9,684 active job openings in our region. The most in-demand skills were: sales and service occupations; trades; transport and equipment operation; business, finance and administration occupations; and occupations in education, law and social, community and government services.

The event will be hosted on an innovative, user-friendly platform where job seekers and employers can connect through one-on-one text chat, audio and video. The County and area partners have hosted several successful virtual job fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic to support local residents and businesses. Two events hosted in June and November 2021, connected 167 employers with 812 job seekers, with 2,101 conversations between employers and job seekers occurring during the live events.

Multiple sectors will be represented at the job fair, including employers in manufacturing and distribution, hospitality and tourism, healthcare and social assistance, construction and trades, and government and public administration. To view a list of registered employers, please visit https://workinsimcoecounty.ca/virtual-job-fair-april/

Event: Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair
Where: Virtual – details to be provided upon registration
When: Wednesday, April 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.

This is a free event, but registration is required:
•    Employer registration
•    Job seeker registration

About Work in Simcoe County
The Work in Simcoe County site includes local resources and job opportunities, as well as vital information to empower and inspire residents. Using an automated fetching tool to aggregate job listings from over 20 popular job boards, career sites and new user-friendly features, the portal provides services for job seekers, students, parents and local government and helps to link residents with local opportunities.

To learn more, visit: www.workinsimcoecounty.ca.

Workforce Connect Conference

Employers are also invited to the virtual Workforce Connect Conference being held on Tuesday April 5, and Wednesday April 6, 2022 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. both days). This event is presented by the County’s Economic Development Office (EDO), in collaboration with member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board. Join us for two mornings of fresh ideas, proven resources and new connections to build and retain your workforce. Key topics will include strategies for inclusive workplaces, best practices for talent attraction, pathways to prepare for the new world of work, and more! To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workforce-connect-conference-2022-tickets-264605099977

About County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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