Job fair - April 5th at Convention centre.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

March 23rd, 2017



Growing an economy is not easy.

Almost every second word that comes out of the mouths of the elected set is about creating jobs. The jobs are created by the owners of those small to medium sized business operations that take the risks and create wealth – which the politicians can then tax. Yes, that is being a little cynical.

Region holds Job Fair at Burlington Convention Centre

Region holds Job Fair at Burlington Convention Centre

But jobs – good jobs is the issue. The Regional government does a good job of creating an event where the employers and job seekers can meet in the same place and look each other over.

The Region, in their announcement of the job fair to take place on Wednesday, April 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre point out that there will be more than 70 local employers looking for talent.

Bring your resumes is the word they put out to the job seekers,

In the past the Region has provided services to more than 8,000 job seekers and over 200 employers each year with more than 250 direct placement matches.

Employers from the technology, manufacturing, government, retail and hospitality sectors take part.

The Region works with Employment Ontario and Employment Halton offering resources, one-on-one job search support, pointing employers to training incentives as well as operating an online job board at They direct people to apprenticeship opportunities and programs such as Second Career, which provides assistance to participants as they retrain for a new career.

Employment Halton has two locations and hours of operation that are geared ti people looking for work.

Oakville Location: 2441 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 5V5, Canada Unit 16
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month they offer extended office hours until 7 p.m.

Milton Employment Resource Centre (470 Bronte Street South)
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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