First Call To Make When Looking for a Job or Employers Looking to Hire

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KEYS Job Centre is a registered charity. They provide their programs free of charge. While their primary goal is to help those seeking employment connect with businesses, they also help newcomers and refugees to settle in the community.
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KEYS job centre in Kingston

KEYS Job Centre in Kingston assists over 4,000 job seekers and 1,000 employers on an annual basis. With 36 years of experience of supporting employers from start-up to growth phase, KEYS is dedicated to supporting the individual hiring and training needs of businesses and organizations in the area.

“The KEYS team can help employers to recruit and retain employees and to access a variety of government programs, which can save both time and money,” says Kyllie Jansen, who in her role of Employer Liaison, is often the first point of contact for employers at KEYS. “By developing relationships and understanding the needs of our local businesses, we are better able to make successful hiring recommendations.”

By contacting KEYS, employers are able to connect with a diverse and talented pool of job seekers and receive assistance with all their hiring needs. Employers are able to fill positions quickly using KEYS popular online job board to post open positions and KEYS staff can accept resumes for an employer and short-list candidates based on pre-determined criteria. From assisting employers to access financial incentives and wage subsidies to offset the cost of recruiting and training new employees, to helping businesses organize job fairs and hiring events, KEYS staff are dedicated to supporting local businesses to grow and thrive.

KEYS delivers some specific industry recognized certifications to job seekers; and for employers interested in offering apprenticeships, they can assist businesses to access apprenticeship signing bonuses and training tax credits to help alleviate the costs of hiring an apprentice.

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In addition, KEYS can provide guidance for employers interested in accessing the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, which provides up to $10,000 to train new or existing staff. These funds are an effective way to develop a skilled and competitive workforce.

“We are excited to offer this funding opportunity and by our role in helping employers to invest in and develop their workforce. This program is another way KEYS Job Centre can strengthen community economic development and help businesses to grow and succeed,” says Gillian Watters, Program Director at KEYS

Here are a some links from KEYS Job Centre:

Job Board – post a job or look for a job click here

Workshops & Events – check out events all year round for employers here

Immigration Services – Connect Global Talent to Local Opportunities here

Contact KEYS today at 613.546.5559 or info@keys.ca to find out how the Employer Services team can help support your business start-up and thrive in the Kingston area.