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Sur­rey Board of Trade Re­ceives $400,000 in Fund­ing from BC Gov­ern­ment Sur­rey Board of Trade Re­ceives $50,000 in Fund­ing from Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment

- Business · Employment · Society · British Columbia · Surrey · Bruce Ralston

The BC Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment and Poverty Re­duc­tion pro­vided up to $402,105 to the Sur­rey Board of Trade to de­liver a Labour Mar­ket Part­ner­ship project that will im­me­di­ately build and sup­port Sur­rey em­ployer ca­pac­ity to re­spond to COVID-19 work­force needs.

Project out­comes in­clude:

• More Sur­rey em­ploy­ers be­ing pre­pared and able to re­spond to the work­force-re­lated im­pacts and op­por­tu­ni­ties re­sult­ing from the pan­demic;

• More Sur­rey work­ers im­pacted by COVID-19 to be con­nected to re-em­ploy­ment, re-de­ploy­ment, reskilling and sus­tained em­ploy­ment;

• More un­em­ployed mem­bers of eq­uity-seek­ing groups in Sur­rey

be­com­ing em­ployed;

• A real-time Back-to-work Strate­gies Play­book that can be adapted and used by other com­mu­ni­ties and tai­lored to spe­cific in­dus­try sec­tors;

• On­go­ing real-time labour mar­ket In­tel­li­gence to sup­port em­ployer and ser­vice provider de­ci­sion-mak­ing; and,

• Bet­ter use of and con­nec­tions to gov­ern­ment sup­ports.

MORE: busi­nessin­sur­rey.com/

NOTE: Cover: Bruce Ral­ston, MLA Sur­rey-whal­ley and Anita Hu­ber­man, CEO, Sur­rey Board of Trade

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