Job Search Assistance
Job Club – offer assistance in resume writing, interviewing techniques and job-seeking strategies. Job Club participants learn how to assess their abilities, initiate employer contact and keep the job once they are hired. Counseling, testing and bonding are offered to increase each individual’s overall career development.
Career Centers – are available with personal computers, printers, telephones, faxes, copiers, job search resource materials and a variety of publications.
Labor Market Information – answers questions about the state of the economy, the jobs of the future, the prevailing wages and the education, degree or certificate needed to succeed.
Training Scholarships – may be applied for by individuals needing to upgrade their skills or train for a career. The training programs offered are quite varied and may change in response to the needs of the community.
Job Corps – provides Canadian disadvantaged youth with training designed to prepare them for the workplace, employers with trained employees, communities with added resources and support.
JAMS – BC’s School-to-Work Program serving youth from 14 – 21 with various summer training programs and a youth job fair during the month of May.
National Council on the Aging – provides training & employment opportunities for individuals over the age of 55.
PEG – assists felony offenders and their families in obtaining basic literacy skills.
Unemployment Insurance – claims may be filed at any time after an individual has stopped working. Applicants will be asked to show a social security card and one other form of identification, such as a driver’s license. Those who are not Canadian citizens will also be asked to show appropriate INS documentation.
Temp Public Assistance – applications may be filed to receive financial assistance through the WAGES program.