On June 26th, 2020 the County of Simcoe in partnership with member municipalities, the City of Barrie, the City of Orillia and the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board launched a new interactive job portal.
The Work in Simcoe County portal will help connect the local labour force with quality jobs in the region. The portal uses an automated fetching tool to aggregate job listings from over 20 popular job boards and career sites, such as Indeed, Workopolis, job bank, and Employment Ontario job boards. The new user-friendly online tool also includes features, such as the ability to map job opportunities, and provides important information on accessing Employment Ontario offices and childcare facilities.
The portal also aids recruitment efforts by highlighting which jobs are in current demand to employers and local government, and helps fill market gaps using an interactive tool by Edge Factor, housed under the Career Exploration tab, which provides interactive activities for various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers; including a focus on the skilled trades.
This site is a one-stop shop and includes training, recruiting and funding resources for job seekers and employers alike, and will alleviate local employers from having to enter their job postings on multiple sites, as well as job seekers having to search a variety of platforms for work opportunities within the County..
Visit www.workinsimcoecounty.ca to explore career opportunities and resources available right here in Simcoe County.