Employer Seminar to Tackle Workforce Recruitment and Retention

April 25, 2024
By Kat Rendek

Cornwall Ontario – Local employers will be gathering in May for a seminar that seeks to tackle issues related to the recruitment and retention of workforce.

Cornwall SDG Employer Seminar 2024

“Over the last number of years, we’ve seen a shift in the labour market, whereby employers are having difficulty recruiting and retaining staff”, said Mayor Justin Towndale. “This event will provide an opportunity to learn from employers who have implemented new and innovative strategies to address labour challenges in our region, and beyond.”

The Cornwall and SDG Employer Seminar will take place on May 28th and the half-day event is expected to draw over 100 business and community leaders.

“Cornwall Economic Development is pleased to be working with the Social Development Council and many local employment partners to bring this event together,” said Bob Peters, Manager of Economic Development. “The agenda is jam-packed with topic experts, and we know attendees will walk away informed and inspired to try new strategies in their workplace.”

The seminar will cover essential topics crucial to local workforce recruitment and retention strategies in 2024, including:

  • Competitive Hiring and Retention Practices in 2024
  • Capturing The Potential Of The New Canadian Workforce
  • Employer-Led Workforce Housing And Accommodation
  • Growing And Harvesting Local Talent

Each session will feature experienced guest speakers and Q&A sessions, allowing attendees to engage directly with local experts and fellow employers.  Employers will walk away with valuable insights and practical strategies to strengthen their workforce and navigate the evolving landscape of employment. Hot Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, May 28th

Time: 7:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Ramada Inn, 805 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall

Registration: Registration is available at for a nominal fee of $20.

Partners: This event is presented by the City of Cornwall Economic Development and delivered by the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area. This event is made possible with funding from the Rural Economic Development Program managed by OMAFRA and partnership support from ACCFutures, Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, Cornwall SDG Business Enterprise Centre, Cornwall Tourism, Eastern Ontario Training Board, Glengarry Interagency Group, Immigration Cornwall, Job Zone d’emploi, Manufacturing Consortium Manager, Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade, Newcomer Employment Welcome Services, Local Immigration Partnership, St. Lawrence College, The United Counties of SDG and WCG – Employment Ontario.

For more information contact Carilyne Hébert at or 613-930-0211 or Kat Rendek at or 613 930-2787 x2322.

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