Town of Lincoln celebrates second successful job fair, setting the stage for continued economic prosperity

The Town of Lincoln is thrilled to announce the astounding success of its recent job fair, the second in a series of initiatives aimed at fostering economic development and connecting local employers with skilled job seekers. The event, hosted by the Town’s Economic Development Office, took place on October 3, 2023, at Great Lakes Christian Highschool, drawing in an impressive crowd of over 400 attendees and featuring numerous local employers.

Building on the momentum of the first-ever job fair held in April, this latest event demonstrates the Town’s commitment to addressing the evolving needs of its workforce. The job fair is a vital component of the broader Work in Lincoln initiative, a collaborative effort between the Town and the Employment Help Centre.

Mayor Sandra Easton expressed enthusiasm for the continued success of these initiatives, stating, “The positive response from both job seekers and local businesses demonstrates the effectiveness of these programs in promoting economic prosperity for our community. Our commitment to connecting job seekers with opportunities is unwavering, and we look forward to continuing these important initiatives.”

Councillor JD Pachereva, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, emphasized the Town’s leadership role in tackling the labour shortage and supporting local businesses. “Connecting job seekers and employers is a priority for us, and events like these job fairs are just one aspect of our comprehensive strategy to boost Lincoln’s economy.”

The Work in Lincoln initiative leverages digital platforms, such as the Work in Lincoln website, to facilitate ongoing connections between employers and job seekers. The website allows local businesses to post job openings, and job seekers can easily apply and join the resume database.

“The fall job fair served as a vital space for job seekers and employers to make strong, face-to-face connections. The event space was filled with lots of positivity, good energy, and appreciation, creating an overall positive experience for all those involved. We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with local businesses and job seekers to foster meaningful connections that pave the way for employment, ultimately contributing to widespread economic prosperity.”

Paul Di Ianni, Director of Economic Development and Communications

The Town is grateful for crucial funding from upper levels of government, including $58,000 from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs through the Rural Economic Development Program – Labour Stream, and $10,000 from Niagara Region Economic Development to help make this initiative possible.

Looking ahead, the Town continues its collaboration with Civiconnect to operate the Youth Skills Studio, addressing youth employment challenges and supporting local businesses through the provincial Skills Development Fund (SDF). This initiative aligns with ongoing efforts to adapt to online technologies, provide hospitality and soft skills training, and support Lincoln’s growing tourism sector.

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