County of Huron to Match Employers with Employees

April 3, 2020

[Huron County, Ontario] – Huron County Economic Development is looking to hear from both businesses in need of employees to fill essential roles and those that are willing to share that they have laid off workers. This information will be used for the Huron County Economic Development department to help essential service businesses with interim workforce strategies to fill needed roles within the community.

”There are a number of businesses in Huron County fulfilling an essential need during the COVID-19 crisis. From food production and sales to manufacturing goods for medical supplies, making sure essential services are fully staffed is important,” said Warden Jim Ginn. “While exercising physical distancing, supporting services and businesses with staffing levels is important for Huron County.”

Jokey Plastics in Goderich is one of many manufacturers providing critical products for the food and disinfecting wipe industry. Paul McInnis, head of Human Resources at Jokey noted that the business is tripling production of sanitizing wipe containers and is receiving increasing orders for food containers. They have an immediate need for people to staff their machines to meet the increased demand.

Employers who are either hiring or laying off workers can contact Chris Watson (519-440-1463, cwatson@huroncounty.ca) or Kristin Crane (519-525-5947, kcrane@huroncounty.ca).

Unemployed workers interested in filling an essential role, either on a permanent or short-term basis, are encouraged to contact The Centre for Employment and Learning or Conestoga Career Centre.

Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.

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Our spokesperson is: Jim Ginn, Warden. 519.524.8394 x 3224. warden@huroncounty.ca

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For more information contact:

Jim Ginn, Warden,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)
warden@huroncounty.ca