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Driving through cold snowy conditions is bad enough, for people like Noah it’s even worse. Living in a remote area of Northern Georgina, public transportation isn’t regularly available, so Noah has to face the frigid temperatures and make the dangerous walk down the side of the icy road just to get to the closest bus stop so he can get to his part time job.

Noah’s story is not an uncommon scenario for residents who live in Northern Georgina. For the people who don’t own their own vehicle, they are left relying on unreliable public transportation. Some residents will opt to take an Uber from time to time, however a trip from Sutton to Newmarket can cost up to $80 each way. 

Many employers who employ residents of Northern Georgina will try to set up car pools and ride sharing programs so that their employees are able to get to work without the heightened anxiety. However, many jobs are not posted on job search sites. Many of the employers who are willing to accommodate their employees transportation needs, fill available through the hidden job market. 

So, how does somebody access the hidden job market? 

Job Skills’ staff offers solutions to all job seekers, including youth, newcomers, mature workers, persons with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. They provide knowledgeable solutions to help job seekers make educated decisions, set goals, and create a strategy to help them become happier in their career. Job Skills also works with local employers to create employment opportunities for Job Skills clients.

Thanks to government funding, Job Skills programs and services are free to all individuals. To ensure accessibility for all, Job Skills has locations in Keswick, Markham, Stouffville, Brampton, and Mississauga and also offers virtual services for community members who are unable to attend in-person activities. Their wide range of services, including job search skills training, connections to hiring employers, job matching, job placement, and interactive workshops, ensure that job seekers have everything they need to secure meaningful employment.

Working to get you working. Call the Job Skills location closest to you and find your employment solution today. 

Brampton Employment Services – 905-453-7896

Keswick Employment Services – 905-476-8088

Markham Employment Services – 905-948-9996

Mississauga Employment Services – 905-273-3360

Stouffville Employment Services – 905-640-3909

Newmarket (Head Office) – 1-866-592- 6278

ABOUT JOB SKILLS

For 35 plus years, Job Skills has been delivering solutions to job seekers and moving people into sustainable, meaningful employment. Throughout their long history, Job Skills has recognized that not every job seeker is the same. There is no one size fits all employment program. That’s why the Job Skills vision is building an inclusive society where all people are ensured equitable opportunities to fulfill their career aspirations and participate fully in the community.

Job Skills’ employment specialists are there to answer any of your employment questions. Job Skills‘ staff offer solutions to all job seekers, including youth, newcomers, mature workers, persons with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. Job Skills’ knowledgeable team can help you make educated decisions, set goals, and create a strategy to help you become happier in your career. Job Skills works with local employers creating employment opportunities for Job Skills’ clients.

Thanks to government funding, Job Skills’ programs and services are free to all users. Job Skills have locations across Keswick, Stouffville, Markham, Brampton, and Mississauga. Job Skills also offers virtual services for community members unable to attend one of our offices for in-person activities.

Find your employment solution today. Visit www.jobskills.org

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