Durham’s Most Wanted!

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Who remembers the old days when all you had to do to be flooded with skilled trades job applicants was put a want ad in the local paper?  You could say a few words like “Millwright wanted, $25/hr”, list some contact info and pretty soon, qualified millwrights would be banging on your door. That just does not happen any more. The Globe and Mail recently published an article confirming what we already knew:  “The shortage of skilled workers in Canada’s … Read More

Losing GM Stings, But We Will Recover!

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There’s no question that Oshawa has taken its share of knocks over the years, and the GM announcement is undoubtedly a blow that will affect a lot of people.My family worked at General Motors for generations, so I have seen first-hand the effects of the gradual decline and witnessed the effects within the Durham Region (and our family). This latest closure, while no surprise to many, still stings given the rich and proud history.Many of the GM employees have been … Read More

Durham Recruiting Wants Your Input…

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Skilled Trades Survey If you work in in skilled trades, please take a couple of minutes and answer this anonymous survey!Employment Satisfaction Survey If are employed in any area OTHER that skilled trades, please take a few minutes and answer this survey.

Durham Recruiting Invites You to Stop the Commute!

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Stop the Commute – Part 2 There’s no question that commuting is a dreary activity.  It drains your wallet, your energy, and your health. Those who hoped for a higher standard of living and better quality of life by commuting to a higher-paying job in the Big City might want to ask themselves a couple of questions: Is the commute really worth the stress, the aggravation, and all that lost time from family and activities you really enjoy? Do the higher … Read More

Durham Recruiting Invites You to Stop the Commute!

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Stop the Commute – Part 1 No matter where you live, commuting levies heavy penalties on your finances and your health. Those who commute are all too aware that commuting has costs in terms of money, time and, perhaps more importantly, your health.  This is particularly so for people stuck commuting in the GTA.  In a recent study conducted by Expert Market, researchers confirmed that Toronto is not only the worst city for commuting in Canada, it is the sixth … Read More

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