June 2020  -  Vol.3, Issue 6
, Welcome to the June ProcurePro Newsletter!
 
The first day of summer is just days away!  We hope everyone has a safe and sun-filled summer!  
Now What?! Navigating the New 'Virtual' Normal
   
Now what?  People have focused much of the last 90 days on savings lives, bolstering our health care system, shoring up the supply chain of essential goods and services; masks, ventilators, hand-sanitizer and oh yes, the essential toilet paper,  while many of us were forced to stay home and if possible, work from home.  Government programs are and continue to be rolled out to help those impacted financially by this pandemic, individuals and businesses of all sizes are navigating their options while trying to stay safe and afloat.  There are signs of hope however, that we are on the down slope of flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Canada. Plans are underway to reopen our economy slowly and carefully to non-essential services.  We must now focus more of our attention from saving lives to preserving livelihoods.  We must get our economy pumping again but business and the way we work has changed, dramatically.
 
There is good news.  Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say.  People and companies are having to get creative and are also stepping up to answer the call to action for #TeamCanada.  Restaurants are not only offering take out, providing take home meal kits you can make yourself; they are also making meals to support our health care workers and the homeless.  Distilleries and Breweries are making hand sanitizer.  Plastic factories are fabricating face shields.  Car factories are retooling to make life-saving ventilators while garment factories are sewing up thousands of masks and gowns. 
 
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Companies Could Soon Face a Supply Chain Recruiting Crunch.  Here's How to Prepare.
 
Procurated for you: Argentus, Supply Chain Recruiting
 
Some companies have frozen their hiring during COVID-19 – even with unprecedented Supply Chain needs. When they unfreeze, there will be a rush to hire, which could overwhelm companies struggling to find the best candidates. But not if you take the right steps now.
 
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Welcome Aboard! 

ProcurePro grows by one more! 

We are excited to announce that Krysten Lammert has joined our team as our new Sales and Marketing Coordinator! 

Krysten is a recent graduate from OntarioTech University where she majored in marketing with a minor in operations and supply chain management. 

Welcome to the team Krysten!  Read Krysten's full bio here.

Students need our help!

Most students rely on the money they earn over the summer break to pay for the upcoming school year and now, due to COVID-19 their employment options will be limited at best.

Students are struggling with tuition, rent and daily living costs.  Without assistance, many students will not be able to return to school in the fall, jeopardizing their education and future.

In addition to, providing PPE, 3D printing ventilators and fast-tracking nursing grads, Ontario Tech University has established a Student Relief Fund and has committed to match up to $1 million in donations. 

Within the first two days of announcing the relief fund, the student aid office received over 400 applications and disbursed $50,000, and that need will only grow. 

Ontario Tech University students are incredible innovators, help them rise to the challenges of tomorrow.

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