YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford
Ontario Employment Services
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Record #: HAM1534     Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018
Public Bulletin OSEB is no longer accepting referrals - Program has been cancelled as of March 31st 2016. The Youth Job Connection program is offered at the YMCA Employment and Settlement Services building, at 25 Main St W.
Contact Information
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Address & Map
23 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1E7

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Office Phone 905-540-9679
Fax 905-540-9613
Email una_gibbons@ymca.ca
Website www.ymcahbb.ca/Programs/Categories/Employment-Services
Primary Contact Una Gibbons   Program Manager    
Description & Services

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, and help in maintaining employment. Information and referral to other employment and community services.

Youth Job Link – youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

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

Youth Job Connection -- for youth 15-29 years who experience multiple barriers to employment * paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * 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

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

Hours Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 am-5 pm * Wed 9 am-8 pm
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility 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

Youth Job Link -- Self-service information and resources, any youth 15-29 years, including students * Job matching services, youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada

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 post-secondary 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
Fees None
Classification Information
Service Categories Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers; Youth Employment Programs; Business Financing; Human Resources Management Support
YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford, Ontario Employment Services