Coming to Stanstead
Businesses who are looking for help, either immediately or for the future, sometimes do not know that they can post a couple of jobs on the ‘work wall’. Those businesses that offer four jobs or more can have a free space during the job speed dating activity to meet potential employees. There is still room available for employers at the event, so those interested should call the CJE now.
Stanstead and Magog will host free Job Seeker Breakfasts for the Anglophone community; an English one in Magog on February 3rd and a bilingual one in Stanstead on the 17th. Magog’s will be at Princess Elizabeth Elementary School while Stanstead’s will be held at Résidence Stanstead on Colbycroft Street, both from nine to eleven. These Job Seeker Breakfasts are free but you must reserve four days in advance with the CJE.
While jobs are advertised, here and in other newspapers, and on the web, as many as 80% of them are still ‘underground’ according to the local job youth center. Obviously a lot of those are for specialized jobs, but many are also for start-up jobs, a fact that Gspek president, Éric Graverson, emphasized at yesterday’s press conference. The Magog entre- prise was a willing participant in a recent job training program. One of their employees, Sébastien Bourque, said that he didn’t like school much but was forced to go back by his boss to get a certificate. Speaking with the honesty that is always lacking with those who are public speakers, the young man was blunt in saying that he didn’t relish going back and sitting in a classroom but that, in the end, he was happy that he did.
More information on the month long event is available on the CJE website, cjememphremagog.qc.ca, or by phoning toll free (888) 843-3007.