The Ontario government has announced a new 18-month pilot program based in Windsor that is expected to help connect local jobseekers to available work opportunities in the region.

Workforce WindsorEssex has been selected to deliver one of eight Local Employment Planning Council pilot projects across Ontario.

Workforce WindsorEssex  executive director Tanya Antoniw says it will “benefit the local community through activities such as workforce development and planning, community engagement, program innovation, and gathering local labour market intelligence.”

Local Employment Planning Councils will act as a hub to connect employers, industry associations, sector groups and other employer groups with appropriate labour market information.

“It is critical to have strong local labour market information to better anticipate where our actual labour gaps may be and where current and future employment opportunities will occur,” said Reza Moridi

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities in a news release.