BARRIE - A Simcoe County committee project looking at ways to get area residents into the workforce is being considered by county councillors.
The Simcoe County 2015-19 Labour Market Strategy is a project by the county's Ontario Works, the economic development department and the cities of Barrie and Orillia along with the Simcoe Muskoka Work Force Development Board and also includes input from other stakeholders such as Georgian College, Lakehead University, both school boards and employers.
Ontario Works took the lead to come up with the labour-market strategy to help its clients who receive social assistance access training, education and get into the workforce.
The project looked at the top four sectors - manufacturing, professional/scientific/technological services, health care and tourism - and what is needed to meet the demands of those occupations, according to the county's director of Ontario Works, Jamie Moran.
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