Hiring Event for Maintenance/Cleaners – November 21st.

Cleaning_toolsLEC Employment Services will be holding a hiring event for light and heavy duty maintenance cleaners on Thursday, November 21st at 2:00 PM.

You can download a PDF copy of the job description here

The event will be held in the auditorium of the OFL Building located on the first floor at 15 Gervais Drive, near the corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton.  (See Google Map for location)

If you plan to attend, please register ahead of time on Eventbrite (see the form below) or visit the Eventbrite site here.  Please bring a copy of your resume and come prepared to be interviewed by the employer.

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Becoming a “Hammer Head”

HammerAre you between 18 and 26 and interested in working in the construction trades?

The Central Ontario Building Trades Council operates the “Hammer Heads” programme.    This programme is targeted at young people from priority neighbourhoods and under-resourced communities in the City of Toronto.   It provides skill and employment based training along with apprenticeship career opportunities.

To apply you need to have at least a Grade 10 education and be referred by either a City of Toronto Employment & Social Services caseworker or by an Employment Ontario Employment Services programme (like the Labour Education Centre).

For further information you can visit the Central Ontario Building Trades Council website here.

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Space Available in Weekend LBS Classes!

The Labour Education Centre’s full-time “Literacy and Basic Skills” (LBS) class is up and running again for the 2013-14 season!

We do still have space available in our Saturday morning class which runs from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Labour Education Centre.   You can download our (PDF) flyer here.

Please contact (416) 537-6532 x2204 for further information.

We are also starting up a new class on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30 PM at the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office located at 18 Thorncliffe Park Drive (see Google Map here)    Assessments for this new class will take place on October 5th and the class will start on October 19th.   You can download our (PDF) flyer here.

LBS is open to residents of Ontario who are 19 years of age or older and can speak English.   The programme is free and is funded by Employment Ontario.

For further information on the class at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office please call (416)  537-6532 x2231

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LEC Executive Director Featured in Star Column on Toronto’s High Youth Unemployment Rate

Steve Shallhorn

LEC Executive Director Steve Shallhorn – Toronto Star photo

Steve Shallhorn, LEC’s Executive Director was featured in Royson James’ column in the October 1st issue of the Toronto Star entitled “Vital Signs Report 2013: Youth Unemployment in Toronto High”.

“With youth unemployment in Toronto over 20 per cent, some agencies are engaged in efforts to open doors to jobs for young people”.

James’ column discusses the efforts of many agencies in the city to improve the employment prospects for young people.

In his role as chair of the Toronto Community Benefits Network, Steve is working with residents, particularly in the Mount Dennis/Weston Road area to ensure that members of the community get access to the jobs and training opportunities that will come with major public transit expansion plans in the works including projects like the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT line.

Recently, the Metrolinx Board of Directors has agreed to include Community Benefits Agreements (CBA’s) into all of their major infrastructure projects.

Such agreements are vital, to ensuring good paying jobs for young people.

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Multi-Employer Hiring Event Info Session – October 22, 2013

The Don Valley Employment Solutions (DVES) Group is sponsoring a hiring event on Thursday, October 24th.   This hiring event is by invitation only.

To be invited to this event, you must attend a pre-registration session on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:00 AM at the Labour Education Centre.  You can register for this event on Eventbrite here, or by clicking on the Eventbrite button below.
Eventbrite - DVES Multi Employer Job Fair - Information Session

Or, give us a call at (416) 537-6532.

You can download the job fair flyer in PDF format here.

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September 23rd – Security Job Fair Information Session

cameraThe Labour Education Centre will be conducting a Security Job Fair Information/Preparation Session on Monday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM at the Golden Mile Employment and Social Services office located at 1880 Eglinton Avenue East near the corner of Eglinton and Victoria Park Avenue.  See Google Map

A local security company has immediate openings for 20+ positions.    (You must currently have your security guard license.)   These positions are both part and full-time and involve various shifts.   Please click on this PDF flyer  for further information or call (416) 537-6532.


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Job Posting – Temporary Part-time Job Developer

LEC’s Employment Service Program is part of the Employment Ontario (EO) network and plays a vital role in assisting workers and employers to meet the needs of the labour market.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced job developer to work with the Employment Service team to ensure the Youth Employment Fund (YEF) and Job Matching Placements and Incentives services (JMPI) are provided to Employers and Job Seekers in the GTA.

The position is for 14 hours per week (or 2 days) and will run from October, 2013 to March 31, 2014 with the possibility of extension.

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 4, 2013.  Please send your resume and covering letter to wtanner@laboureducation.org  in a single file with the filename  in this format:  (YOUR NAME) JD POSTING

For a copy of the complete job posting please click on this PDF file.

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LEC Employment Services – “Like” us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

FB-LikeButton-online-144LEC Employment Services is now on Facebook.   We invite you to “like” our page which we’ll be using to post information that we hope will help you in your job search efforts.

twitter-bird-white-on-blueYou can also follow our tweets on Twitter too @LEmployment


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Ontario’s New “Youth Employment Fund”

If you are unemployed, not in school full-time and between 15 and 29,  the Ontario government has a new programme to help you connect with employers and get a job placement of four to six months.

The Ontario government will provide incentives to employers to help cover the cost of wages and training for new hires and help youth cover costs like transportation or tools required for the job.

Job placements will provide more opportunities for youth to build skills and confidence, get valuable work experience and connect with employers.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • between 15 and 29 years of age
  • unemployed
  • not attending school full-time and
  • a resident of Ontario

Special efforts will be made to help youth facing barriers to work, including:

  • Youth on social assistance
  • Aboriginal youth
  • Youth with a disability
  • Youth with a poor history of educational attainment or employability
  • Youth in communities with high youth unemployment

The Labour Education Centre’s Employment Service programme is one of the many Employment Ontario centres across the province working with the Youth Employment Fund.   If you are an unemployed youth, give us a call at (416) 537-6532 or drop us an e-mail at info@laboureducation.org

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September 10th – Youth Retail Job Fair – Pre-registration Session

cash registerAre you between the ages of 15 and 29?

Are you interested in working in the retail industry?

More than twenty major retailers are now hiring for seasonal, part-time, full-time and permanent positions.

The Labour Education Centre will be holding a pre-registration session on Tuesday, September 10th at 1:00 PM at our centre located in Suite 100 at 15 Gervais Drive near the corner of Don Mills and Eglinton. (See Google Map here).   You can download our PDF flyer here.

To be invited to the actual September 18th Job Fair, you must pre-register with an Employment Ontario centre or a City of Toronto Employment and Social Services centre.

You can register for the Job Fair Pre-Registration Session on Eventbrite here or by clicking on the Eventbrite registration button below.   Or, you can give us a call at (416) 537-6532.

Eventbrite - Youth Retail Job Fair - Pre-registration Session

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