Only a matter of days following London mayor Ed Holder's declaration that the region was experiencing a job crisis, a new digital portal has debuted in hopes of curbing the unemployment gap for both job seekers and employers alike.
The task force said recently that London has the worst employment rate in the country, not because of a lack of open positions but because the ones that are vacant can’t seem to be filled.
It says employers and potential employees are having trouble connecting with each other.
Recently, the Mayor’s Office announced the site, Londonjobsnow.ca, which corrals job postings for cities across the region every hour from more than 20 job boards. The board was inspired by a similar initiative in Windsor.
“They had drastic employment issues there and they needed fixing. As a result of creating this jobs board as a tool and the awareness associated with it — and rekindling interest amongst those Windsor folks who had effectively given up looking because it seemed futile — they had another tool and employers got enthused as well,” Mayor Ed Holder told 980 CFPL.
“You know, in the last six months, they’ve added 13,000 jobs to the Windsor economy. That’s huge!”
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