Watton Employment Services

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Description (Service) COVID19 Please contact for service. Until further notice - remote/digital services available only.

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Satellite offices located in Roseneath -- 9059 County Road 45, Roseneath, Ontario K0K 2X0 (Alnwick Civic Centre) * Hours of Operation: Wednesday 1pm to 4 pm and in Colborne -- 6 King Street, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0 (Cramahe Public Library). * Hours of Operation: Thursday 1 pm-4 pm.

Service Details
Hours COVID19 Office closed to the public 
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-6:30 pm * alternate Sat 9 am-12 noon (excluding long weekends)
Dates All Year
Areas Served Northumberland County
Eligibility COVID19 Please call or email for service. Until further notice - remote/digital services available only. Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit www.ontario.ca/employmentontario
Languages English ; French - Interpretation ; Punjabi - Interpretation
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Cobourg
Address & Map
9 Elgin St E, Unit 7
Cobourg, ON K9A 0A1
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Intersection Division St and Elgin St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-372-1901
Toll Free Phone 1-888-348-8854
Fax 905-372-7790
E-Mail greg@watton.ca
Website www.watton.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/WattonEmploy
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YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/WattonEmploy
Primary Contact Greg Watton, Managing Director
Alternate Contact Ann Newell, Executive Director