Cuckoo Trattoria & Pizzeria and the Old Country Market are hiring for their upcoming season and are hosting a Job Fair Saturday February 2, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information see this week’s hot sheet.
Local Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (LEAP) is rolling out in the Oceanside region. This eight-week accelerator program is for aspiring business owners in the Oceanside area who are willing to commit to eight, 3 hour sessions (plus business development time).
A successful applicant is not someone with the perfect business idea, but rather someone who is aware of a meaningful problem in their community, and has an idea for a business which could solve the program. This program is for people who are passionate, action-oriented and committed to seeing their idea through. You do not have to have experience; you just need an entrepreneurial spirit. What’s that? Some comfort with risk, a dollop of creativity and a whole lot of tenacity!
The application deadline is January 30, 2019, with the program to start mid-February. For more information see this week’s hot sheet.
This Thursday January 17th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, representatives from Berwick Retirement Communities will be at the Career Centre to meet with interested applicants. Dress business casual and bring your resume. With multiple locations throughout BC including Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo, Berwick is hiring for a variety of positions. More information in this week’s hot sheet.
Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?
Since 1989 Berwick Retirement Communities has been committed to offering the highest quality in retirement living. We have seven residences across BC: Victoria (2), Nanaimo, Comox, Kamloops, Campbell River, and Qualicum Beach (opening in late spring 2019). We are proud to be an award winning group that is Island owned and managed. Local ownership makes it easy to provide personalized service. We have cultivated a culture of better listeners, and residents know their opinions count because we have a proven track record of making positive change based upon community input. At Berwick, each and every member of our team is personally invested in the community because we truly care about creating a culture of compassion, comfort and caring.
How many employees do you have?
Approximately 450 staff across our six communities.
What do you look for in a new employee?
A strong skill set and the qualifications necessary for the position, high emotional intelligence, integrity of character, and a focus on hospitality
Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?
Yes. Our new Community in Qualicum Beach will be opening in late Spring. We will be hiring RCA’s, Recreation Assistants, Reception and Administrative Team Members, Maintenance Assistants, Chefs, Cooks, Dishwashers, Housekeepers, and Dining Room Servers.
What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?