Building a new barrier free workforce - a don't miss workshop for employers

Wednesday, January 29, 2014   by: Kate Adams

Community Living North Bay
News Release


Join us in “Building a New Workforce” at the Nipissing University Cafeteria (A246) at 100 College Drive on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

The event features an employer panel of well-established employers within our community who have welcomed persons with barriers as a valued member of their workforce.

The employers will talk about their experiences in hiring persons with a barrier to employment.

The keynote speakers at this event are Mark Wafer, Tim Horton’s Franchise and Joe Dale, Executive Director of Ontario Disability Employment Network.

They will provide insights and advice on why hiring persons with a barrier can improve retention, enhance customer service, increase productivity and reinforce company loyalty.

Also, listen to our employer’s panel for best practices for:

  • Managing skills
  • Forecasting costs (WSIB, accommodations)

The partners for this workshop include Community Living North Bay, Community Living West Nipissing, Yes Employment, March of Dimes, True Self, Nipissing University, North Bay Regional Health Centre, District of Nipissing Social Services, Disability Employment Opportunity Centre and proudly supported by Service Canada.

This is a FREE event with FREE parking and a wine and cheese reception to follow!


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