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St. Lawrence College hosts high profile labour forum

2015-03-09, 1:51 PM

Human Resources students at St. Lawrence College are pleased to host The Good Jobs Summit X, a national dialogue between workers, students, governments, employers and community organizations, with the goal of finding solutions and new approaches to jobs and the economy. The forum will be held at St. Lawrence College on Wednesday, March 11.

The goal of the forum is to hold a comprehensive discussion on what constitutes a "good job" in today's economic market from the perspective of labour, business and education.

The Good Jobs Summit X includes some high profile panel members, including: Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canada Labour Congress and keynote speaker for the event; Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; Jim Stanford, Economist with Unifor; and Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College.

"Good jobs that include a living wage, job security and the opportunity for growth and advancement are beneficial for employees and their employers. If employers implement compensation packages that support the economic and social needs of employees, the organization will benefit as a whole,” said Rebecca Lamb, Labour Forum Committee Member. “This investment in employees will create a stronger workforce that is motivated and engaged, thereby improving the production and capabilities of our labour market in Ontario.​"

When: March 11, 2015 11:30-1:20
Where: St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus, Davies Hall

For information email: labourforumslc@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @labourforum2015.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 70,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

Media Information:
Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca