Developing our Workforce
Whether you are interested in workforce development as a job seeker or an employer, our complete system of activities, initiatives and local labour market information is designed to assist you. Find what you need online today or call 905-438-8916.
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The Durham Workforce Authority is involved (through the Local Employment Planning Council) in connecting employers and service providers (along with their ideas and resources) with one another with the objective of shaping change in the local labour market. The desired change includes planning the delivery of training more effectively, increasing our combined knowledge of local labour market conditions and addressing the needs of employers in the realm of labour force development.
If career counseling is the development activity that you feel will be the most beneficial in finding your path, select that option from the "service search" menu. The resulting map will identify all of the community centres and organizations in the area that provide career counseling as part of their offerings.
In concert with the broader Durham community, including job seekers and employers as well as educators, the DWA develops workforce initiatives to address local issues identified by its ongoing market research, and makes this information readily available to the local workforce and other stakeholders.
We invite you to use our online system to help you find the right match for your needs. This resource includes an extensive list of the agencies that exist in the region to assist you in finding employment, or employees, along with details of the specific types of services they offer and how to contact them.
This workforce development website is brought to you by Durham Workforce Authority (DWA), your local labour board serving Durham Region, whose primary goal is to facilitate development of the labour market at the community level. One of the key activities of the board's mandate is to improve the availability of labour market information for our stakeholders. To date, DWA has undertaken studies of the nuclear sector, apprenticeable trades in the service sector, the construction market including industrial, commercial and institutional sub-sectors, and the impact of the green economy on the labour market in a variety of sectors from construction to agriculture to finance. All of these reports are available at no charge on the DWA website. If you are interested in labour market information relating to other sectors not mentioned here, please contact DWA, or submit a labour market information request online.