YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

Site: Owen Sound - 3rd Ave E

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Description (Service) 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

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

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 Visiting offices located in Dundalk, Durham, Flesherton, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford and Thornbury
Service Details
Public Comments Satellite resource centres in Hanover and Durham are equipped with computers, printers, internet, photocopier, fax and telephone * Satellite offices in Markdale, Meaford, Dundalk, Flesherton and Thornbury * call the Owen Sound office for information on hours, services and locations or to book an appointment with an Employment Advisor at a satellite office
Hours Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-6:30 pm
Areas Served Grey County
Eligibility 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 high school students 15-18 years intending to stay in, or return to 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 Call or drop in * 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 www.ontario.ca/employmentontario
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
Professional Centre
945 3rd Ave E, Suite 23
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2K8
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Intersection 3rd Ave and 10th St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-371-9222
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
Fax 519-371-9224
E-Mail employment@osgb.ymca.ca
Website www.ymcaowensound.on.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/YMCAEmploymentOSGB
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/YMCAOSGB_ES
Primary Contact Linda Alexander, Employment Programs Director; Email: linda.alexander@osgb.ymca.ca
Alternate Contact Breanna MacWilliam, Administrative Assistant; Email: breanna.macwilliam@osgb.ymca.ca
Primary Executive Susan Seifert, Manager; Email: susan.seifert@osgb.ymca.ca

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