Work in Simcoe County website launches

The County of Simcoe and area partners including member municipalities, the cities of Barrie and Orillia and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board are launching a new interactive job portal. The Work in Simcoe County site includes local resources and job opportunities, as well as vital information to empower and inspire residents.

“Our Economic Development Office and regional business partners are constantly working on a variety of strategies and programs to support our local economy and job seekers,” said Warden George Cornell. “This new portal will help connect our labour force to quality jobs in our region and arrives at an optimal time as we work together as community partners towards our economic recovery, while supporting our businesses and residents.”

The Work in Simcoe County portal uses an automated fetching tool to aggregate job listings from over 20 popular job boards and career sites, such as Indeed, Workopolis, job bank, Employment Ontario job boards throughout Simcoe County and more. The new user-friendly online tool also includes features, such as the ability to map job opportunities across Simcoe County, and provides important information on accessing Employment Ontario offices and childcare facilities.

This site is a one-stop shop and includes training, recruiting and funding resources for job seekers and employers alike, and will alleviate local employers from having to enter their job postings on multiple sites, as well as job seekers having to search a variety of platforms for work opportunities within the county.

The portal also aids recruitment efforts by highlighting which jobs are in current demand to employers and local government, and helps fill market gaps using an interactive tool by Edge Factor, housed under the Career Exploration tab, which provides interactive activities for various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers; including a focus on the skilled trades.

Visit www.workinsimcoecounty.ca and explore career opportunities and resources right here in Simcoe County.

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