Once upon a time, manufacturing was king in Waterloo Region.

An overview of the top local employers would include such names as Schneiders, BF Goodrich and Dominion Tire.

More recently, insurance and technology companies have staked their claim to key portions of the region's economy.

CTV's Frank Lynn is taking a look at the history of employment in Waterloo Region.

He's examining how employment trends have shifted, and what's being done to preserve the area's manufacturing legacy.

Use the video player above to watch the series.