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Success Stories from Under-employed People now in Today’s Workforce

Monday, August 26, 2013

8:30 am-5:00pm, September 26th

Our Government’s 2013 Budget-A Prosperous and Fair Ontario focuses on ”Improving labour market participation of all segments of society (which) is vital to increase the supply of available workers and enhance the provinces’ long-term economic potential. A number of vulnerable groups have more difficulty in entering the workforce.”
-Brad Duguid Minister of Training Colleges and Universities-

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board and Community Development Corporation, Orillia, in partnership with a panel of successful employers and employees Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Boardwill present a sharing of stories about attracting, retaining and enhancing local employees from diverse groups so employers can better understand how to expand their labour pool. 

Employee Groups include...

  • Immigrants
  • Aboriginals
  • Disability Issues
  • Older Workers
  • Youth


Max ValiquetteMax Valiquette, Innovation & Trends Expert
Max Valiquette was named one of Canada’s “Most Influential Marketers” by Marketing magazine. Valiquette founded Youthography, one of North America’s foremost youth-research and marketing firms. He has also made a name for himself as a television host, pundit, and media personality: he was the host of TVOntario’s weekly, youth-oriented current affairs show, VoxTalk, he is regularly heard on CBC Radio’s Day Six, and he can be read in the pages of Canadian Business magazine. His insights and opinions have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail.

NEWMelissa SchenkMelissa Schenk THRIVE ONLINE: E-Business Strategy & Solutions
Melissa wears many exciting hats as a Business Coach, TV Personality, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Shopping Channel Spokesperson, and Author. Her professional experience spans a variety of networks from CTV, CNN, Shop NBC, The Shopping Channel, Online Shop TV and more! She is the owner of MS2 Productions - a high impact video, training and marketing agency that cost effectively brands, networks and markets for corporations and businesses with the next generation of media, video marketing and corporate storytelling. Learn how to….. Get Noticed! Be Remembered! Get Results!

Additionally there will be....

  • A presentation by Trudy Parsons of Millier, Dickinson Blais on an on-going Simcoe County Labour Market Partnership
  • An Exhibitor’s Area with Simcoe Muskoka Employment Service Providers who will be on hand to provide employment support information for employers

Employers in Simcoe and Muskoka are invited to join us in the Silver Nightingale Room at Casino Rama

There is no charge for this event and the lunch.

Seats filled quickly last year so don’t delay in registering at:
1.705.325.4903 ex. 107

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