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Advocate launches free job hosting platform for small businesses

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We have the readers; you have the jobs. The Lindsay Advocate wants to help our small businesses match their many opportunities with the right people.

That’s why we’ve created a free job board on our news site at www.lindsayadvocate.ca on the right hand side (if viewing on a laptop or desktop.)

Simply click the poster graphic link (Have a Job Vacancy?) and fill in the short template. Your job will show up right above the graphic.

We’ll often feature those jobs on our Facebook page to further your reach.

We reported late last year that individual income from employment is a full 22 per cent below the provincial average in Kawartha Lakes, according to the first ever Community Labour Market Plan.

As well, the average income in City of Kawartha Lakes was $37,242 in 2016 — an increase of just $369 per year since 2010, despite the rapid rise in costs associated with housing, food, utilities and other inflationary pressures that far outweighs the minor gain.

The new study shows the unemployment rate in the city of Kawartha Lakes – 7.7 per cent — is also much higher than the national average of 4.1 per cent, according to the 2016 census data. As well, the total labour force for the region has dropped three per cent from 2011.

This first-ever report of its kind for the region was produced by the Workforce Development Board (WDB) under the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) pilot project. The report covers employment aspects related to Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, Peterborough County and Haliburton County.

Matching employers to the right employees in a smaller market can be difficult. The Advocate hopes that, with its busy platform and loyal readership, we can make a difference in helping both our small businesses and the people who are looking to be employed close to home.

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Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also Vice Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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