We are so fortunate to have a forward-thinking and engaged Board of Directors with the vision to implement new programs and value-adds to the membership. Today, we are focused on yet another Chamber Program being rolled out in 2020.
The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new partnership with Magnet to provide more business growth knowledge and tools to our members.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing constant shifts in the business landscape. Magnet uses its intelligent matching technology to bring talent and relevant business growth information directly to you, saving your business time and effort. When you create your free account, the details you provide (location, industry, markets served, etc.) matches you to relevant grants, wage subsidies, relief programs, policy updates, networking and learning opportunities, and hiring initiatives.
Magnet’s partnerships with Export Development Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and the Future Skills Centre helps us bring you content from a range of trusted sources on one platform.
Finally, Magnet’s recruiting tools empower businesses to target job opportunities to candidates based on skills, experience, education, certifications, and diversity requirements. Only job seekers who meet your requirements will be invited to apply.
Employers who post jobs to Magnet can also use their Outcome Campus Connect feature to send postings to 85+ post-secondary institutions (1,000,000 students!) across Canada with a single click. Employers can also share their job postings with specific post-secondary institutions if they are looking to hire from specific programs or regions. In addition to finding and recruiting student talent through Outcome Campus Connect, employers can also access financial support when hiring student talent.
The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) offers eligible employers up to $7,500 when they hire Canadian post-secondary students for work integrated learning (WIL) placements. In a period of downturn, SWPP can be valuable in helping employers boost capacity with new talent while offsetting costs - these positions can be remote, so any member that could use virtual assistance should be looking at this program as well!
We are holding a virtual morning Meeting of the Members on December 8, 2020 to review the newest membership benefits, to welcome our newest members, and to facilitate a roundtable of networking and shared experience for the members. Please join us!
See below for member ads, a message from Ontario's Medical Officer of Health, and updates from the Chamber - we were successful in garnering unanimous municipal support for #BuyCloseBy Season, so be sure to tag the Chamber in all of your posts so that we can share and you can use the hashtag to your advantage!
Wishing you all the best,
Jennifer M. Locke
Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce