Part­ners in Em­ploy­ment adds com­mu­nity job search re­source cen­tre

The Southwest Booster - - MARKET PLACE - SCOTT AN­DER­SON SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

Job seek­ers have a new lo­ca­tion where they can ac­cess sup­ports while they are con­duct­ing an em­ploy­ment search.

The Saska­bil­i­ties Part­ners in Em­ploy­ment hosted an open house on De­cem­ber 12 to for­mally un­veil the Com­mu­nity Hosted Job Search Re­source Cen­tre through Labour Mar­ket Ser­vices. There are a se­ries of ser­vices de­liv­ered at their #1 240 Cen­tral Ave. N. lo­ca­tion now avail­able to the en­tire com­mu­nity.

“There are com­put­ers avail­able for in­di­vid­u­als to do job search, and then there is staff avail­able as well if they have any ques­tions about any­thing in re­gards to that,” ex­plained Jackie Pow­ell, Su­per­vi­sor Part­ners in Em­ploy­ment.

“I think this just kind of builds on what we’re al­ready do­ing - as­sist­ing in­di­vid­u­als that have dis­abil­i­ties and bar­ri­ers to em­ploy­ment - and now ex­pand­ing that to in­di­vid­u­als that are need­ing po­ten­tially just some guid­ance as far as dif­fer­ent job search pos­si­bil­i­ties. We have good re­la­tion­ships with a num­ber of em­ploy­ers in town, and we get con­tact from those em­ploy­ers say­ing that they’re look­ing for spe­cific po­si­tions to fill or in­di­vid­u­als. When peo­ple come in we’re able to rec­om­mend that these are po­ten­tial places that they may wish to ap­ply, so just giv­ing them a lit­tle bit of a bonus when it comes to as­sist­ing with their job search,” Pow­ell said.

Be­cause of these ex­ist­ing part­ner­ships, they can pro­vide sup­ports when in­di­vid­u­als are pur­su­ing jobs on saskjobs.ca or the Na­tional Job Bank.

“We can pro­vide a lit­tle bit more de­tail as to po­ten­tially dif­fer­ent things they may want to high­light in a cover let­ter or re­sume be­cause we have that reg­u­lar con­tact with many em­ploy­ers. And just hav­ing that ex­tra sup­port avail­able if they have a ques­tion in re­gards to some­thing that they’re ap­ply­ing for.”

Part­ners in Em­ploy­ment added this ad­di­tional ser­vice start­ing back on Oc­to­ber 1, and re­sponse has been grow­ing.

“It’s been go­ing very well,” she said. “In Novem­ber we had an ad­di­tional 140 peo­ple come through the door on top of ev­ery­body else that we serve. So it’s def­i­nitely be­ing well uti­lized and mak­ing it more known and pub­li­cized that the ser­vice is avail­able for in­di­vid­u­als, then hope­fully we’ll be able to as­sist more peo­ple find em­ploy­ment.”

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about the Job Search Re­source Cen­tre is avail­able by drop­ping into their #1 - 240 Cen­tral Ave. N. lo­ca­tion or by phon­ing 306-773-1446. In the new year they will chang­ing their num­ber to 1-833-526-5299.

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