News Chamber of Commerce looking to use video to help tackle county’s labour shortage SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Monday, Nov. 20th, 2017 The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce wants to bring more employees to the county. The chamber showed a report to Dysart et al council saying that there are 183 job postings in the county, and no one to fill them. The Chamber asked council for $2,000 towards a video that would be used my municipalities and businesses in the county as a recruiting tool. Labour information from Statistics Canada says less than 2,500 of the county’s workforce is between 25-44 years old, while almost 6,500 falls into the 45-64 years old category. Chamber Manager Autumn Wilson says video is the most effective way to target a key demographic. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Wilson-2.mp3 Wilson adds she has reached out to businesses beyond the chamber’s membership. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Wilson-1.mp3 Wilson also says the chamber will be making the same request to all municipalities in the county, as well as county council. Click here to see a copy of the presentation shown in council.