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Annual Regional Job Fair

The Annual Regional Job Fair is happening Wednesday February 28 from 2-6pm at the Bayshore Community Centre.

The Regional Job Fair is the largest  job fair held in the area with over 80 employers and over 1,000 job seekers in 2017. This year, we’re moving the growing event to the Bayshore Arena Floor with plenty of space for both employers and job seekers. Businesses located in the region (defined as Grey, Bruce, Huron, Simcoe) are eligible to attend. Double booths are welcome. Not-for-profit organizations providing services to the labour market or training are also welcome to attend. Priority will be given to businesses in the case that the event is sold out.

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Job Board

YMCA Job Board is the go-to place for local job seekers; with over 2,500 views per week your job posting will reach a variety of skilled job seekers throughout Grey-Bruce. Post your job free of charge by creating/logging into your employer account. You have the ability to add and remove postings as needed, reactivate listings and request hiring support from a YMCA Job Developer.

Job Posting Tips to Attract Qualified Candidates:

  • provide a detailed job description
  • include full details for how applicants should apply (i.e. contact name, email address, fax number)
  • indicate part-time, full-time or seasonal
  • indicate minimum education requirements (OSSD, College, Certifications)
  • proof-read to eliminate spelling errors
  • set a closing date no longer than 4 weeks; 2 weeks is ideal


Job Developer Assistance

A YMCA Job Developer will work with you to understand your hiring needs and help you fill positions with candidates who will become valued employees in your business. A YMCA Job Developer will help to improve recruitment time and effectiveness by referring pre-screened candidates. We will also discuss your eligibility for wage subsidies and other Employment Ontario programs that will assist with the costs associated with hiring and training.

Call 519-371-9222 (Owen Sound) or 519-364-3163 (Hanover) to speak with a Job Developer today.


Hiring Incentives

Employers may be eligible for financial incentives to offset some of the costs of providing on-the-job training and work experience.



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