A dozen organizations from the Eastern Townships are coming together to find solutions to the labor shortage that affects 70 per cent of businesses in Quebec.
“The shortage of labor is a very worrying issue in Estrie. That’s why Intercultural Actions is actively working with organizations to educate businesses here to the many benefits of turning to new labor pools such as youth 25 and under, the experienced workforce aged 55 and over as well as immigrants, “explains Mohamed Soulami, General Director of Intercultural Actions.
“Even if the unemployment rate in Estrie is very low, it remains much higher for newcomers. Motivated, hard-working and flexible, these people are looking for a job to settle in our region and that is exactly what the Diversity Employment Fair allows them to achieve. ”
In addition to Intercultural Actions, the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce, Sherbrooke Innopole, The Tribune, Cookshire-Eaton Innovation, Entrepreneurship Quebec, Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Sherbrooke (CJE), the City of Sherbrooke, the Service to help new Canadians ( SANC), Skills Access, Uma – PGE and Orientation Travail join forces to promote the recruitment of a diversified and qualified workforce to businesses in the region.
The Diversity Employment Fair will be back for a fourth edition on November 2nd and 3rd, 2018. The event is moving to the Sherbrooke Exhibition Center to welcome even more exhibitors and job seekers, announces a press release. Enhanced programming will soon be announced to facilitate access to the labor market and networking among participants as well as with businesses and organizations present, it adds.
Already 20 percent of the stands have found takers. The organizers invite businesses and organizations to book their booth now. A bonus program is offered for maximum visibility to exhibitors before and during the event.
For more details on the Fair Diversity Employment, one can visit the website of the event or its Facebook page.
In addition, at the Université de Sherbrooke, the Internship and Placement Service (SSP) strives to meet the growing demands of employers looking for qualified staff and trainees.
In less than 48 hours, all spaces available for Career Day in Engineering and Computer Science 2018 have flown. Faced with this situation, the SSP decided to hold the event for two days, a first. They will be held Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13 at the Cultural Center of the University of Sherbrooke.
Demand is strong for the computer and computer engineering sectors, says one. The pressure is felt in several sectors.
For the first time during Career Days, an SME Space will be offered to visitors through a collaboration with Sherbrooke Innopole.