#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154

Employer of the month

Thrifty’s – January 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We are a retail grocery well known across the Island, with a wide variety of jobs to suit many different types of people.

How many employees do you have?

160 + in peak season.

What do you look for in a new employee?

A sense of drive and outgoing personality, customer service skills are a huge asset.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Be sure you are doing something you like, then be the best at it as you can.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes we are hiring continually for all types of positions in all departments. Our main push is in early spring,

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

They can apply in store by picking up an application at the service desk or online on the Thrifty Foods website under Careers. Thrifty’s is located at 280 E Island Hwy in Parksville

Inclusion Parksville – December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Inclusion Parksville has been serving the community since 1959 by supporting adults with developmental disabilities through innovative programs. In the program participants set goals through person-centered planning and identify activities that support their interests.

We are long time employers in this community. We offer diversity, challenges and a supportive and fun working environment. No two days are the same! Inclusion Parksville Society (IPS) is also an accredited agency (check our website for more details).

How many employees do you have?

22

What do you look for in a new employee?

The ability to listen, encourage and support the people we offer our services to through person-centered planning. Our employees should have knowledge of the Community Inclusion movement, be progressive thinkers, team players and enjoy new challenges.

No certificate is necessarily needed but preference is given to CSW Certification and to people that have a background in a related field (we will look at education and experience as well).

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Apply! We are currently accepting applications for Casual Community Support Workers (CSW). Inclusion Parksville has a very extensive paid orientation. On-going training, workshops, and services are offered at regular intervals throughout the year.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

Yes, we are currently accepting applications for Casual Community Support Workers (CSW). All CSW’s upon being hired are a part of the BCGEU union. The Union contract outlines four steps to the wage grid. Increases are given every 2000 hours along with cost of living increases annually.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Go to our website www.inclusionpv.org and click on the Employment Link. Open the job posting you are applying for and download our Application Form. Fill it out and email, mail or fax it in, along with your resume and a cover letter.

Oceanside Roofing – November 2017

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We are a well established, small, family run roofing company, specializing in residential re-roofing and application of the fiberglass laminate shingle. Our drive to provide excellent customer service ensures the customer is happy dealing with us from start to finish. We are an award winning business in outstanding customer service and ethical business practices. These recognitions are from the Better Business Bureau through nominations from our customers.

How many employees do you have?

8 to 9 (counting the owners Paul & Lorelie).

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for a person who has eagerness and optimism around their work…no matter what that work may be. We also look for an individual who takes pride in their work and who is reliable.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

We like to see someone who is happy to go to work. Show up on time, do your best and be open to learning new skills. It doesn’t go un-recognized that it is our employees who are a major contribution to all our customer service awards. Our customers continuously mention how hard working and amazing our crews are. We are always sure to pass this on to them as well.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We are currently looking for an experienced roofer as well as a labourer.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

The best way is to call Paul at 250-951-0601 or alternatively you can email us at info@oceansideroofing.com

 

Longhouse Forest Products – October 2017

 

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer

Longhouse Forest Products is a value added lumber manufacturer operating in Pacific Coast Softwoods since 1985. Longhouse is Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) and adheres strictly to sustainable forest practices. Longhouse does all facets of manufacturing at its six acre facility located in Parksville including: log breakdown; kiln drying; re-sawing: operating moulder/planers; pre-staining coatings; and fire treating. Longhouse serves and custom cuts for construction projects globally and has built an incredible international client base. All of our partner employees rotate through the manufacture process gaining skills in all facets of lumber manufacturing and become equal assets including the managers and owners. Longhouse recognizes team effort and profits are shared. We have provided year round since 1985!

 

What do you look for in a new employee and what advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

If your passion is, or could be, value added lumber products with a forward thinking manufacturer then you should apply. Longhouse requires both skilled and experienced and entry-level staff. We are willing to train long-term, career minded, physically fit, reliable people.

 

How many employees do you have and do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We have 9 employees full time at the moment and are looking for 4 to 6  more full time.  We are also looking for a  Truck Driver for deliveries with a  Level A Crane ticket.

 

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Email Matt@longhousecedar.com  Fax to 250-248-5887, Fax to 250-248-5886 or drop by 860 Sohier Road  Parksville BC.

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm