New Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager launches website

Peterborough ON – (July 16, 2020) – Fleming College has launched a new website for job seekers and employers in the region.

The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) officially launched flemingemploymenthub.ca on July 1, 2020 as part of its new mandate to act as the manager of employment services in the region beginning January 1, 2021.

The website offers access to local employment and community resources. It also links to our partner site, Magnet, a powerful platform that matches job seekers with employers. Users can register for free.

Covering the District of Muskoka, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton counties, the SSM is part of a prototype program introduced by the Government of Ontario earlier this year.

With a focus on community-based employment programs, the SSM aims to connect job seekers more efficiently with employers. This includes those with high barriers to employment such as persons with disabilities, those receiving social assistance, Indigenous peoples, New Canadians, Francophones, and those with unique needs.

The SSM is liaising with employment service providers and social services to work toward the upcoming transition. Currently, there are over a dozen service providers in the region who deliver free, localized employment solutions for clients.

“Fleming College’s intention is to continue to provide locally responsive programs and services via the service provider network,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Solutions will be delivered in the community, by members of the community who know best how to serve job seekers and employers in their area. We are part of this community and will apply our own insight and local knowledge to help improve service delivery and the client experience.”

Through its two current employment services locations, Fleming College has served over 23,000 job seekers since 2010, achieving extensive community and employer engagement within the catchment areas. The College contributes $500M annually to the communities it serves, supporting economic and social innovation in the region.

About the Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager
The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) will act as manager for all employment service providers in the City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both job seekers and employers, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM assists our communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention. By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone. Visit flemingemploymenthub.ca for more information.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
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For more information:

Laura Copeland
Public Relations Officer
Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705-927-5934

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer
Fleming College
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca