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John Howard Society of Durham Region

Ontario Employment Services, Whitby - Dundas St E

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COVID-19 - offices closed to the public until further notice * staff are answering phones and helping clients and directing calls to outreach workers for intake, assistance * other program clients will continue to be supported via phone and email * Oshawa and Whitby Residential services and Harm Reduction Programs continue to operate, although differently to ensure the health and safety of clients and staff

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school
Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment
Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Process
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* for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
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Mailing Address
75 Richmond St W
Oshawa, ON, L1G 1E3
Christina Barrow, Director of Employment, Training & Housing Services
Phone: ext 57; 905-435-0352
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Last Updated On
October 22, 2020
114 Dundas St E, Ste 200
Whitby, ON, L1N 2H7
Intersection: Brock St and Dundas St (Hwy 2) * above Hakim Optical;
John Howard Society of Durham Region Site Location: Whitby - Dundas St E
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Hours of Operation
COVID19 - Harm Reduction Services offered Mon, Thu 10 am-12 noon
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