Halton Region recognized as a Top Employer for the 3rd consecutive year

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Halton Region was recently recognized as an employer of choice with three distinct awards, including being named one of the top employers in the Greater Toronto Area by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Halton was also acknowledged by Metrolinx and Oakville Hydro Corporation for its commitment to corporate sustainability efforts.

“Halton Region is committed to attracting and retaining highly skilled and dedicated employees so that we can provide our residents with the best possible services,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Our staff are one of the reasons that 98% of residents are satisfied with regional services and I’m proud that we continue to deliver effective programs to ensure that Halton is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to work.”

Mediacorp Canada Inc. manages the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The project aims to identify the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees. The announcement is being made today in a special feature published by The Globe and Mail and online at www.eluta.ca.

Anyone interested in employment opportunities at Halton Region can learn more about the organization and view current job postings at www.halton.ca.

Metrolinx recently honoured Halton Region with the Smart Commute Halton Employer of the Year Award at the seventh annual Smart Commute Awards. The Smart Commute Awards recognize achievements by employers in reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles on the road. Halton Region has taken progressive steps towards providing sustainable commuting options for staff including dedicated parking spaces for staff who carpool; promoting cycling and installing secure bike parking, and; encouraging the use of transit through a successful corporate transit pass program.

SmartCommute, Oakville News, HaltonFor more information about Smart Commute Halton visit  www.smartcommutehalton.ca. Interested residents looking to set up a carpool can visit Carpool Zone at www.carpoolzone.ca.

Oakville Hydro Corporation also recognized Halton as a leader in conservation and demand management of electrical consumption. The Region was given an Oakville Saves! Recognition certificate for being one of 12 local community businesses who have undertaken significant energy retrofit projects in an effort to conserve energy. These energy efficiency projects received financial incentives through a program called saveONenergy run by the Ontario Power Authority and delivered in Oakville by Oakville Hydro.

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