Published: February 14th, 2019, The Windsor Star (Dave Battagello)
Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project is expected to create roughly 2,500 jobs over the next five years.
But such a large workforce should create another 1,100 spinoff jobs including additional retail work, food services, health care and service provider jobs such as child care positions, according to a study by Workforce WindsorEssex.
“It means we are going to have strong demand for talent going forward,” said Justin Falconer, senior director ...
Published: February 14th, 2019, The Windsor Star (Taylor Campbell)
Workforce WindsorEssex aims to address a local shortage of skilled labourers with a series of new resources that encourage students and jobseekers to peruse apprenticeships.
As part of its WEexplore Trades project, the local employment and planning council launched Thursday a career guide, videos, and enhancements to its online job exploration tool to get people interested in skilled trade careers.
“The skill shortage right now is definitely in the thousands,” Tashlyn Teskey, project ...
Published: November 13, 2018, The Windsor Star (Trevor Wilhelm)
A fundraising rock concert to benefit a young boy battling Stage 4 cancer will continue in his honour Friday after he died over the weekend in a London hospital.
The Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows, who organized the event with Liuna 625, has already helped raise a staggering $50,000 through online fundraising for the family of Kaleb Houle.
“The focus of the event has changed,” said Burrows. “We were really looking to having ...