OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Life Sciences Ontario and BioTalent Canada today announced the creation of a new partnership providing access to new and valuable services for bio-economy businesses throughout Ontario.
The newly forged alliance allows Life Sciences Ontario members to access BioTalent Canada's many products and services, in particular, the country's only national, bilingual biotechnology job board, "The PetriDishTM." ™
"Human resources are directly linked to funding and capital," says Rob Henderson, Executive Director of BioTalent Canada. "Business tells us attracting and retaining top-notch talent poses a real challenge for growth. This partnership with Life Sciences Ontario helps them face those challenges."
Life Sciences Ontario sees great advantages in the partnership. "By providing easy access to BioTalent Canada's HR tools and services, Life Sciences Ontario can provide additional value for our member companies and positively impact their commercial success, "says Jason Field, Executive Director of Life Sciences Ontario. "LSO also represents a large number of individual members, many of whom are recent graduates or professionals seeking career opportunities. Through this partnership, we can now strengthen the connection between our highly- skilled talent and employers within the life sciences community."
The partnership coincides with the launch of BioTalent Canada's new website - biotalent.ca. With over 250,000 downloads of products and services annually, the website provides critical HR tools to biotech companies, small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, strengthening Canada as a bio-economy leader. Life Sciences Ontario will launch a new website - www.lifesciencesontario.ca - on January 1st, 2013 that will include new direct links to The PetriDish job board.
About Life Sciences Ontario
LSO works in concert with life science companies and organizations to grow the life sciences sector in Ontario and maintain its position on the global arena. As companies and stakeholders look for a definitive voice in the Life Science arena in Ontario, they look to LSO not only for the directions and resolutions to public policy issues, but also to be the conduit between the many organizations in Ontario and the many governments that serve them.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada is the HR hub of Canada's bio-economy. A national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development tools to the bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
SOURCE: Life Sciences Ontario
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