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PLANNING FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Niagara Employment Help Centre provides customized employment support, resources and job finding services for employers and job seekers.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a new graduate student looking for work, a laid off employee trying to get back into the workforce or a small business owner searching for that perfect employee, the Niagara Employment Help Centre can help people from all walks of life. 

The Niagara Employment Help Centre is in the business of connecting qualified job candidates with local employers. And since 1983 it’s been doing just that by offering a unique combination of training programs, employer funding, and employment counselling and resources. 

Designed for individuals that are unemployed or underemployed (i.e. working less than 20 hours per week), the Niagara Employment Help Centre is a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and is a service provider of Employment Ontario. At the Niagara Falls agency, all its services are available free to the public with only occasional fees for special workshops. The Niagara Employment Help Centre is also in high demand, serving over 5,500 employers and job seekers each year, and boasting a 70% employment rate with its clients. 

JOB SEEKERS

If you or someone you know is looking for work, the Niagara Employment Help Centre has an effective range of solutions designed to give job seekers the tools and support they need to find employment. 

It all starts the moment someone walks in the door at the Niagara Employment Help Centre on 6100 Thorold Stone Road, Unit 7 in Niagara Falls. Here, job seekers can use computers, fax machines, photocopiers, and the centre’s extensive resource library to help with their job search. The Niagara Employment Help Centre also offers several workshops such as Smart Serve, CPR and First Aid, WHMIS and Safety Awareness, Forklift Certification, Working at Heights Certification and information on Employment Ontario’s Second Career program.

When it comes to online tools, the agency has a job bank where job seekers can access a wide array of job postings from local employers. The Niagara Employment Help Centre also has a Resume Builder tool. With this application, job seekers can create a resume step-by-step and use it to apply for positions on the Niagara Employment Help Centre’s job bank.

One of the biggest strengths of the Niagara Employment Help Centre is its team of 14 dedicated staff. These experts work one-on-one with job seekers to provide them with the support and guidance they need to perform a successful job search—everything from developing resumes and cover letters to completing online applications to preparing for interviews and upgrading job skills. 

In most cases, the Niagara Employment Help Centre deals with adult job seekers who are unemployed and not currently attending school. But the Niagara Employment Help Centre also offers Youth Job Link—an employment program designed to help youth and students (ages 15 to 29) plan their careers and make the transition into the labour market. In this case, students can enroll in various workshops that will help them overcome potential barriers and book appointments with special employment counsellors. 

EMPLOYERS

There’s much more to filling a position than just placing an ad and waiting for a candidate to apply. Finding the right person can be a difficult task. That’s why, the Niagara Employment Help Centre has several services and resources available to help employers save time and money—and make their hiring process as easy as possible. 

That includes an on-site job developer, free employer job postings and placement services, and access to a bank of potential employees, and free placement services. All job candidates are pre-screened—and in some cases, financial assistance and incentives are available to employers which can help offset the cost of training. 


EXPLORING TOMORROW’S POSSIBILITIES

The Niagara Region is one of the most competitive job markets in the country so it’s important for people to be open to new perspectives and techniques. If you want to find work—or find the right candidate—reach out to the Niagara Employment Help Centre. The team can help you plan for a better future and explore tomorrow’s possibilities—today.

The Niagara Employment Help Centre is located at 6100 Thorold Stone Road, Unit 7 in Niagara Falls. For more information, please call 905.358.0021, email Program Manager TrishaBotticella at trisha@ehc.on.ca or go to www.ehc.on.ca.