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How to Hire and Retain Newcomers and Refugees

How to Hire and Retain Newcomers and Refugees

Date(s) - 02/01/2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin


Tue, February 1, 2022

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, will discuss ways to connect with newcomers and refugees.

About this event

Jim Estill is CEO of Danby Appliances.

Jim is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. He started his first computer distribution business from the trunk of his car while in university and grew that business to $2 Billion in sales.

Jim has invested in, mentored and advised over 150 technology companies including Blackberry. He joined their board before they went public and served for 13 years.

Jim was the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Ontario winner and has received both the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario.

With such low labour market engagement numbers and job vacancies, we are seeing a renewed interest from employers around hiring and retaining newcomers and refugees. In this presentation, Jim Estill of Danby Products, who is internationally renowned for his efforts in successfully bringing Syrian refugees to Guelph, will discuss ways to connect with new refugees that arrive as well as the potentially 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan the Government of Canada has intended to bring.

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