Career fair offers job seekers prospects

Global Vocational Services Inc. and WorkBC are hosting the Cowichan Career & Job Fair 2016 in Duncan

Global Vocational Services Inc. and WorkBC are hosting the Cowichan Career & Job Fair 2016 in Duncan Wednesday, March 9, as part of their efforts “to support area employers and job seekers.” said GES owner Jack Tieleman.

“Employment, skill shortages and finding work in an ever-changing economy are a primary focus across the country,” he said.

“In today’s world of online employment applications, having an opportunity for jobseekers and employers to meet in person can make a huge difference to employment success.”

The event will be held at the Quw’utsun Cultural and Conference Centre opposite Real Canadian Superstore at 200 Canada Way. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. area employers from a range of sectors will be available to meet with job seekers.

“This year we are pleased to have representation from education and training providers available to enhance the job fair experience,” Tieleman said.

“The Career & Job Fair is free and open to the public. Job seekers are encouraged to bring targeted resumes for attending employers and to dress for success.”

Attendees can expect to meet company representatives, gain industry information, and learn about the skills and training required to gain employment in today’s job market. They will have an opportunity to ask questions and in some cases submit resumes directly for current positions.

Confirmed employers include: Western Forest Products, Catalyst Paper, Valley Integration to Active Living Society, Tim Horton’s, Clements Centre Society, London Drugs, Steelhead LNG and CareCorp Seniors Services.

“Most of the employers attending have either current vacancies or an upcoming need for staff,” Tieleman said.

“Those interested are encouraged to check out the Global Vocational Services website at www.gvsjobs.com for details on the event, including an updated list of employers and training providers who will be in attendance.”

Global Vocational Services delivers employment services through Work BC Employment Services Centre storefront locations in Duncan, Ladysmith as well as a satellite office in Lake Cowichan.

The Ladysmith WorkBC is located at #11-740 First Avenue. Phone: 250-924-2884.

 

The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.