Press releases

Hawkesbury, March 8, 2021 – The Executive Director of the Employment Services Centre, Mrs. Caroline Arcand, accepted last Friday, March 5, on behalf of the Centre, the "Immigrants, moi j'y crois" award, which is presented annually by La Cité des affaires. This award recognizes the contribution of individuals and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to supporting immigration.

Hawkesbury, March 3, 2021 –In the perspective of supporting its business community and a desire to help fill and alleviate the shortage of skilled labour, the Employment Services Centre was present at the Destination Canada online event held in Paris on February 26, 27 and 28. This participation allowed the Centre to collect close to 550 résumés from individuals who covet Canada, Ontario and Prescott-Russell as a host country. This in itself is remarkable skills and a workforce ready to come and lend a hand to our local employers.

Hawkesbury, October 26, 2020 – As the health sector labour shortage rages and more so in the wake of the COVID outbreak, several cohorts of learners in PSSP/PSW training are preparing to pursue their vocation with the required qualifications.

Hawkesbury, February 18, 2021 – The first group of learners in the Personal Support Worker Program have just completed their training and are now ready to work with vulnerable and special needs people in our communities. This program, which began last October, has been offered in English in Vankleek Hill and Cornwall. It was orchestrated by the Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) in partnership with Job Zone d'emploi and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and made possible through funding from the Skills+ Ontario project from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Hawkesbury, April 24, 2020 – We will recall the announcement made on February 7th that a training program for Personal Support Workers (PSW) would emerge thanks to a partnership between the Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) and the CEFEO. The pandemic requiring social distancing has changed the expected course of events. Today, the CSEPR reveals it introduced technological innovation by providing tablet computers and internet connections to participants who need them in order to launch the project and rapidly provide help in a now extremely urgent need for these workers. Twenty-two participants will receive a shortened three-week training and will afterwards assist in Prescott and Russell residences and institutions. Once the pandemic is over, participants will return to the classroom to follow the 36-week training program which will enable them to receive their certification. The virtual training will start on Monday, April 27, 2020 and will be given by CEFEO, who is our partner in this project.

Hawkesbury, December 10, 2020 – Industrial workers will be trained according to the needs identified by local manufacturing and industrial companies. This is what the Employment Services Centre of Prescott-Russell (CSEPR) announced today. The training project will take place from April to July 2021 and aims to train about twenty industrial workers in various sectors of trades in demand. Led by the CSEPR, and conducted in partnership with Collège La Cité, this initiative is funded through the Skills + Ontario project of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

HAWKESBURY —Ontario is helping prepare people in Eastern Ontario for in-demand jobs in the health care sector. To help overcome a local and provincewide shortage of personal support workers (PSW), the Prescott-Russell Employment Services Centre based inHawkesbury, Ont., is receiving funding to lead an innovative skills training project in close co-operation with local employers.

Hawkesbury, November 19, 2020 – Recent research demonstrates that exemplary customer service is key to retain customers. Other surveys reveal that there is a need to realign goals to create customer loyalty since they are in an ever-changing mind-set regarding sanitation measures that have changed their purchasing habits following provincial shut down last spring. As a result, more and more people enjoy the benefits of buying online.

Hawkesbury, January 30, 2020 – A new Employment and Skills Development Fair is coming to Prescott and Russell next March 28. This was proudly revealed today to the community by the Employment Services Centre (CSEPR). The event will take place at Collège d’Alfred, in Alfred-Plantagenet County, from 9 AM to 4 PM and will include several components covering employment, skills development, virtual career exploration, immigration, conferences and discussion panels on current subjects of interest to all.