Province Launches $340 Million "Employment Ontario"

November 7, 2006

Yesterday the Ontario government launched Employment Ontario, its new, integrated gateway to training, apprenticeship and labour market services for employers and the unemployed in Ontario. EO will consolidate 470 service providers in 900 locations, with a budget of $340 million, and is intended to make it easier for businesses to find skilled workers, and for workers to obtain academic upgrading and skills traiing. EO has a new website in 23 languages, www.ontario.ca/employmentontario, and a toll-free hotline. CNW media release