New web site to at­tract new­com­ers

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The first step of the Coupde­coeur Estrie. com project has been taken with the open­ing of the project’s new in­ter­net site. The aim of this site is to at­tract, re­cruit and re­tain a qual­i­fied work­force. Al­ready, be­tween Novem­ber of 2012 and Jan­uary 2013, al­most 200 busi­nesses in the Estrie re­gion have reg­is­tered on the site, rep­re­sent­ing 30% of the em­ploy­ers in the re­gion.

The main tool of the Coupde­coeurEstrie.com pub­lic­ity cam­paign, the in­ter­net site al­lows peo­ple in­ter­ested in the re­gion to find out about the work op­por­tu­ni­ties in the area. The site high­lights numer­ous em­ployer pro­files, or­ga­ni­za­tions look­ing for em­ploy­ees and the ad­van­tages to liv­ing in the Estrie. In­ter­ac­tive and easy to use, the site al­lows peo­ple look­ing for work, with one easy click, to have a por­trait of what the re­gion has to of­fer. The site ac­tu­ally has the look and feel of a dat­ing site!

Any busi­ness in the re­gion can reg­is­ter for free to be on the site by com­plet­ing the reg­is­tra­tion of em­ploy­ers which is on the site it­self. Some em­ploy­ers may wish to heighten their vis­i­bil­ity on the site by mak­ing a fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tion, re­lated to their num­ber of em­ploy­ees, to the Coupde­coeurEstrie.com project. To find out more about this as­pect of the project, em­ploy­ers can call 1 855 780-2220 or write to info@Coupde­coeurEstrie.com.

$410,000 in­vested in home ren­o­va­tions Vic­to­ria Vanier Mem­phré­m­a­gog MRC

Em­ploi-Que­bec Estrie has in­di­cated that the to­tal de­mand for man­power be­tween 2012 and 2016 will be 28,700 posts to fill in the Estrie. This need for man­power can be ex­plained by a growth in eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity (4,900 po­si­tions) and by the es­ti­mated num­ber of re­tire­ments dur­ing the five years (23,800).

In to­tal in 2012, the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC granted $411,039 to lowrev­enue house­holds or to peo­ple with hand­i­caps for home ren­o­va­tions or adap­ta­tions.

The LAAA ( Lo­ge­ment adaptes pour aines au­tonomes) pro­gram helps peo­ple 65 or older, with low rev­enues, to make mi­nor adap­ta­tions to their home so they may con­tinue to live safely and au­tonomously. $5,787 was awarded un­der that pro­gram.

Un­der the PAD ( Pro­gramme d’adap­ta­tion de domi­cile) pro­gram, $266,415 was awarded to al­low peo­ple with hand­i­caps to ac­com­plish daily liv­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in their home and re­main au­tonomous. The fi­nan­cial aid is given to the owner of the hous­ing to carry out the ad­mis­si­ble work which re­sponds to the needs of the in­di­vid­u­als.

The PRU ( Pro­gramme de Repa­ra­tions d’ur­gence) pro­gram gives fi­nan­cial help to own­ers-oc­cu­pants with low rev­enue who live in a ru­ral set­ting and who need to do ur­gent work on their res­i­dence to cor­rect ma­jor de­fects that pose a threat to ei­ther the safety or health of the oc­cu­pants. $5,776 was granted un­der that pro­gram.

Un­der the Reno-Vil­lage Pro­gram, $133,061 was awarded to low-in­come house­holds in ru­ral set­tings to cor­rect ma­jor de­fects.

Th­ese pro­grams are ad­min­is­tered by the So­ci­ete d’habi­ta­tion du Que­bec in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC. Any­one in­ter­ested in mak­ing a re­quest for fi­nan­cial aid or to get more in­for­ma­tion about th­ese pro­grams should con­tact Pierre Lal­ib­erté, the re­source per­son with the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC, at 819 346-3772 or at pierre. lal­ib­ert6@videotron.ca.

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