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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, cje­mem­phrem­a­, or by phon­ing toll free (888) 843-3007.

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