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  • Almost 50% of all workers in the GTHA  are in jobs with some degree of precarity. Below, you’ll learn how United Way is helping to level the employment playing field for people across our community.


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Lower wages, limited benefits and a lack of stability are common characteristics of precarious work. Our own Michelynn Laflèche, Vice President of Strategy, Research and Policy, explains how insecure employment hurts people across all income levels.

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5 reasons why employment reform matters. Read our blog: Imagine a City.

The labour market has changed—and we need to keep pace. Find out why employment reform is good for people, businesses and even entire communities.

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For too many youth in our community, employment isn’t part of their reality—the labour market is competitive and available positions are often temporary or contracts. See how United Way’s Career Navigator is helping to address this for youth facing barriers.

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