The SET hiring fair on Thursday October 13, 2011 provided an opportunity to speak with a variety of employers. Following is information gathered from some the employers in attendance:
Claire’s Home Care Services is seeking RCAs and Yard Maintenance/Handypersons. Positions start casual and the applicant must have his or her own transportation.
Express Employment Professionals is a staffing company located at 2025 Bowen Road, Nanaimo (Phone: 250-751-2734) They assist job seekers with temporary or long term employment.
Four financial planning companies were in attendance: Investors Group, Freedom 55, Canada Financial, and Sun Life Financial. Paid training and support is available through most of them, but there are some differences among them. Find more details on each company’s website.
H&R Block will be hiring Tax Professionals and Client Service Representatives soon for the upcoming tax season for their Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach offices. Tax Professionals must have the H&R BlockLevel 1 Tax Course with a grade of 80% or better, or an acceptable equivalent to tax training school. For more information visit your local H&R office.
Labour Unlimited has 10 locations in BC, two of which are on Central Vancouver Island – Nanaimo (250) 716-1760 and Courtenay (250) 897-1073. The first step to working with this temporary labour company is to register in person. Once you are registered it is recommended to show up in person ready to work at 6am when the office opens.
London Drugs was onsite taking resumes and speaking with applicants.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is hiring for the season. They are hosting a job fair on Saturday, November 5th from 10 to 3pm. For more information on the upcoming job fair and current postings check out their website.
Nanaimo Association for Community Living hires people with backgrounds in the social services to work in a variety of roles helping persons with developmental disabilities. They are also always looking for volunteers, which is a good way to gain experience, call 250-741-9224 for more information.
Nordia Call Centre is hiring for both customer service as well as technical support. Apply online at nordiajobs.ca/Nanaimo
Nurse Next Door is currently seeking RCAs and nurses.
Peak Drilling, with its head office located in Courtenay, will be hiring summer camp help starting in March. Interested applicants will be expected to work from the end of April to the end of August. It is long hours of hard physical work and you are in camp for at least 5 to 6 weeks at a time. However, the earnings could be up to $5,000-$8000 month if you have a positive attitude. Resumes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCMP is recruiting and more information is available on their website.
Seicoat, a graffiti removal and concrete & wood stain sealing company is seeking motivated sales staff. A background in construction would be an asset but the main requirement is a positive attitude.
Two security companies in Nanaimo, Paladin Security and Securiguard are hiring for part time and casual roles. Casual work can be up to 40 hours a week. Staff work as loss prevention officers and on mobile units as well as security guards.
A representative from WII–STEP was also present at the hiring fair. WII-STEP can help:
• Connect qualified, job-ready candidates with employers and current employment opportunities
• Provide assistance with reasonable workplace accommodations, if required
To be eligible for this initiative, you must be legally qualified to work in Canada, be prepared to identify the nature of your disability and let us know how to bring out the best of your abilities in the position you are applying for. You must also be bondable for many occupations. Currently on Vancouver Island, the employers participating in WII-Step are Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet and Mt. Washington Resort. Visit the Career Opportunities page to further explore employment opportunities WII-STEP is currently recruiting for.
The feedback I got from almost every employer is that a positive attitude is the most important quality they are looking for in a candidate.