The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board has enjoyed some early success around its EmployerOne Survey, although organizers are hoping to continue the momentum.

Some 73 businesses have so far completed the survey, said Laura Greaves, executive director of the SLWDB. “Our goal remains 233 in total.”

One of the partners of the survey, which is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, is the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.

“We are in full support of the objectives of this important initiative,’ said Shirley de Silva, president and CEO of the Chamber. “By better understanding the needs of not only our members but the entire community, we can work on a strategic level to become even better at what we offer businesses and those they employ.”

The EmployerOne survey collects data on workforce and industry needs based on responses from local businesses and organizations. The feedback SLWDB receives from this survey allows it to assist local business owners, job seekers and other stakeholders with workforce and career planning.

The survey (which can be accessed by CLICKING HERE) is open until January 31, 2020. Participation is confidential. The survey will take 5-15 minutes for most businesses to complete.