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    Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 15th, 2019 webinar “Better Business Outcomes Through a More Secure Workforce” with Damin Starr of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises located in the Town of Lincoln as one of the webinar presenters. This webinar highlighted ways employers can learn how to mitigate risks...
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    Please complete the Niagara Skills Survey

    The Economic Prosperity Sector of the Living in Niagara-2017 quality of life report included a Suggested Action Step focused on creating the conditions for increasing quality of jobs and productivity in Niagara; and growing the talent pool that attracts businesses to invest in Niagara. The report called for building “a...
  3. Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 15, 2019 webinar with presenters Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter at Bridges Community Health Centre and Damin Starr, Owner of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Poverty & Employment Precarity in Niagara (PEPiN) initiative....
  4. Resources & Publications

    Statistics Canada ‘The Daily’ – Temporary employment in Canada

    The Daily – Temporary employment in Canada “Number of temp workers jumped by 50% in last 20 years, StatsCan says” A temporary job has a predetermined end date, or will end as soon as a specified project is completed. Although temporary employees represent a relatively small number of overall employees,...
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    Local Labour Market Planning Report (2018-19)

    Local Labour Market Planning Report (2018-19) Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB) serves the Niagara region as a leader in local labour market planning, delivering authoritative research, identifying employment trends, targeting workforce opportunities, and bringing people together to create solutions to workforce challenges. This is the NWPB annual report on the...
  6. Community Blog

    Release of the 2018 Cost of Living and Living Wage for Niagara Region Calculations

    The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) has recently released the 2018 Cost of Living in Niagara Region and 2018 Living Wage for Niagara Region calculations, updating its 2017 calculations. In 2018, the annual cost of household living expenses for a family of four in the Niagara region of Ontario is conservatively pegged at over $71,000. The hourly...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Calculating the Living Wage in Niagara Region 2018

    In Canada, a living wage is currently a voluntary commitment that can be made by public, private and not-for-profit sector employers to compensate directly-employed and contract-employed full-time and part-time workers. It is a guide for employers who wish to pay fairer wages for work and labour. Fairer wages are wages...
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    The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities (Policy Brief #36)

    With more than 19,000 registered students, 4,800 faculty and staff, and an annual operating budget of $320 million, exactly how much does Brock University contribute to the local economy? This policy brief contains findings from a pilot study examining Brock University’s economic impact on the Niagara region and Ontario. It...
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    Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector (Policy Brief #35)

    This brief will pick up where Filling the Void left off and provide a deeper understanding of the manufacturing sector between 2012 and 2018. Rather than compare manufacturing with similarly-sized sectors in Niagara, this brief considers the characteristics of the sector at present, in and of itself. The research question...
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    Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reasons Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do (Webinar Recording)

    Absenteeism, which refers to frequent, short, unscheduled or unexpected absences due to sickness or other types of leaves, can negatively affect team productivity and morale as well as the employer’s reputation. During this webinar, presenters discussed the hidden reasons behind absenteeism, the difference between absenteeism vs. presenteeism, attendance management strategies and...

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