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Rediscover Employment Opportunities in Gravenhurst


Embrace a Changing Workforce
The workforce has seen significant changes since your parent's generation. It's no longer the norm to work the same 9 to 5 job with the same company for 25 years. People now change positions, jobs and even fields multiple times throughout their careers. The advancement of technology has brought about many of these changes, the most liberating of which is telecommuting.

What is Telecommuting?
Telecommuting is a flexible work environment that allows you to work wherever, whenever. As long as you have a laptop computer and a reliable internet connection you have the possibility of working from home. The Town of Gravenhurst is currently working on a Fibre-To-The-Home Network that will create some of the fastest internet speeds available. More and more jobs have the ability to be done from home, talk to your boss and see if this is an option for you.

Benefits for Employees
Many people find that it is easier to focus and concentrate when they are in their own space; especially those with creative jobs that need time to think without the buzz of the office in the background.  Working from home allows employees to live where they want, not just in a location that's convenient to the office. Employees also have more time and less stress by cutting out that frustrating commute.

Benefits for Employers
One of the major benefits to employers is a happier, more engaged, and efficient workforce. Employees who work from home are 15 – 40% more productive than their in-office colleagues. There are also benefits to having a smaller office such as reducing their carbon footprint and lowering operating costs.

Need to Meet Face-to-Face?
Sometimes telecommuting just won't cut it. For those important clients, or industry conferences you may need to head into the big city. Barrie is only a one hour drive and Toronto is only two hours away. Muskoka Airport is also very close, with only 10 minutes to drive to the airport you can quickly be on your way to meet with clients.

Key Employment Sectors
Gravenhurst is a major tourist destination for Ontario and this is reflected in the key employment sectors of the Town. Careers in arts, entertainment, retail, recreation, accommodation and food services are always a great opportunity. There are also more jobs available at heritage institutions.

There are also jobs outside of the tourism sector. Many residents have jobs in the public sector including administration, education services, and health care. Construction and manufacturing jobs are other growing sectors.

  



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