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Read about the Workforce Planning Board in the news. Click on the links below to read Media Coverage and News Releases about our work in the Grand Erie community.

2017 Media Coverage

Jobless rate rises to 5.5% (Oct. 6, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobess rate rises to 5.5% (Oct. 6, 2017, Paris Star online)

Tour of plants opens minds to possibilities (Oct. 5, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Tour of plants opens minds to possibilities (Oct. 5, 2017, Paris Star online)

Plant tours open minds to possibilities (Oct. 5, 2017, Simcoe Reformer)

‘Good news’ in August job numbers (Sept. 8, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

‘Good news’ in August job numbers (Sept. 8, 2017, Paris Star online)

Job rate causes concern (Aug. 4, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Job rate causes concern (Aug. 4, 2017, Paris Star online)

Playing games to find a job (July 20, 2017, Simcoe Reformer)

Playing games to find a job (July 20, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Students help design board game (July 17, 2017, The Sputnik)

Jobless rate drops (July 7, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate up to 5.1% in May (June 9, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Talking up the trades (May 17, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Discovering new career choices is an epic adventure (May 17, 2017, Brant News)

Talking up the trades (May 17, 2017, Paris Star)

Jobless rate stays at 4.7% (May 5, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate stays low (April, 7, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate stays low (April 7, 2017, Paris Star)

Video promotes city’s diversity (March 16, 2107, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate stays at 4.2% (March 10, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

City jobless rate lowest in Ontario (Feb. 10, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate at 3-year low (Jan. 6, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Brantford jobless rate at 3-year low (Jan. 6, 2017, Paris Star)

Brantford’s unemployment rate hits 3-year low (Jan. 6, 2017, Brant News)

2017 Media Coverage

Jobless rate up to 5.1% in May (June 9, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Talking up the trades (May 17, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Discovering new career choices is an epic adventure (May 17, 2017, Brant News)

Talking up the trades (May 17, 2017, Paris Star)

Jobless rate stays at 4.7% (May 5, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate stays low (April, 7, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate stays low (April 7, 2017, Paris Star)

Video promotes city’s diversity (March 16, 2107, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate stays at 4.2% (March 10, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

City jobless rate lowest in Ontario (Feb. 10, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate at 3-year low (Jan. 6, 2017, Brantford Expositor)

Brantford jobless rate at 3-year low (Jan. 6, 2017, Paris Star)

Brantford’s unemployment rate hits 3-year low (Jan. 6, 2017, Brant News)

2016 Media Coverage

Survey tells ‘story of local industry needs’ (Dec. 29, 2016, Simcoe Reformer)

Survey tells ‘story of local industry needs’ (Dec. 29, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate up to 6.2% (Nov. 30, 2016, Paris Star)

Nominations sought for Education Champs (Nov. 10, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate up to 6.2% (Nov 5, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate remains unchanged (Oct. 8, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

More people in full-time jobs (Oct. 7, 2016, Simcoe Reformer)

Shining a spotlight on the trades (Oct. 7, 2016, Brant News)

Manufacturing jobs ‘can be cool,’ students learn (Oct. 6, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

New tool helps plan career path (Aug. 12, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate falls to 5.5% in July (Aug. 5, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Online guide posted for employers (July 28, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

New arc for peace and diversity circle (July 16, 2016, Brant News)

Shrinking workforce plagues county (July 15, 2016, Simcoe Reformer)

Jobless rate falls to 6.5% in June (July 8, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Welcome to Norfolk video celebrates newcomers (June 24, 2016, Norfolk County website)

Jobless rate rises to 7.5% in May (June 10, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate hits 7.2% in April (May 6, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Employers planning to hire: survey (April 20, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Employers planning to hire: survey (April 20, 2016, Paris Star)

Brantford jobless rate leaps more than 1% (April 8, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

February jobless rate unchanged (March 18, 2016, Brant News)

Jobless rate stays at 5.8% (March 11, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Jump seen in number of people looking for jobs (Feb. 5, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Three reasons you should be filling out the EmployerOne survey (Jan. 26, 2016, AIESEC Laurier blog)

EmployerOne survey now available (Jan. 22, 2016, Advantage Brantford

EmployerOne survey shortened for 2016 (Jan. 18, 2016, Brant News)

Jobs: Survey finds growing number of employers with hard-to-fill positions (Jan. 10, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

Brantford unemployment rate second lowest in southwestern Ontario (Jan. 8, 2016, Brantford Expositor)

2015 Media Coverage

First hand exploration of skilled trades (Oct. 13, 2015, Simcoe Reformer)

First hand exploration of skilled trades (Oct. 13, 2015, Delhi News Record)

Brantford jobless rate stable (Oct. 9, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Grand Erie manufacturers open their doors to students during Manufacturing Month (Oct. 8, 2015, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association website)

Tour puts spotlight on manufacturing (Sept. 27, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

City jobless rate up (July 10, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

City jobless rate up (July 10, 2015, Paris Star)

Financial issues thwart apprentices (July 2, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Financial issues thwart apprentices (July 2, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Survey finds many employers plan to hire (June 26, 2015, Focus on Brant special section, Brantford Expositor)

Committee takes on manufacturing challenges (June 26, 2015, Focus on Brant special section, Brantford Expositor)

Education: Adults seek training close to home (June 11, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Education: Adults seek training close to home (June 11, 2015, Simcoe Reformer)

Education: Adults seek training close to home (June 11, 2015, Delhi News Record)

Education: Adults seek training close to home (June 11, 2015, Paris Star)

Brantford unemployment rate rises significantly in May (June 5, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Brantford unemployment rate dips again (May 8, 2015, Brant News)

Brantford, Brant jobless rate dips (May 8, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Hiring trend is ‘positive’ (April 23, 2015, Paris Star Online Edition)

Hiring trend is positive and moving upwards (April 20, 2105, Norfolk Today)

JOBS: Survey finds employers looking to add workers (April 17, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

JOBS: Survey finds employers looking to add workers (April 17, 2015, Simcoe Reformer)

JOBS: Survey finds employers looking to add workers (April 17, 2015, Delhi News Record)

Jobless rate at 5.4% (April 10, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Jobless rate at 5.4% (April 10, 2015, Paris Star)

Meeting puts spotlight on skills training (April 9, 2015, Paris Star)

Jobless rate drops in February (March 13, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Brantford area unemployment rate falls to 6% (Feb. 6, 2015, Brantford Expositor)

Education WORKS survey strives to understand common needs of adult learners (Jan. 16, 2015, Norfolk News)

Jobless rate holds steady (Brantford Expositor, Jan. 9, 2015)

Surveying employers to better prepare workforce (Brantford Expositor, Jan. 5, 2015)

Workforce survey looks to identify hiring gaps (Norfolk News, Jan. 5, 2015)

Surveying employers to improve workforce (Paris Star, Jan. 2, 2015)

Workforce Planning Board Executive Director Jill Halyk is interviewed
Backgrounder for media

Backgrounder (PDF) on the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie.

Media Contact

Mark Skeffington

Communications/Project Coordinator

519-756-1116, ext. 225

mark@workforceplanningboard.org