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

Employer of the month

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.

Mystic Lotus – September 2017

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

The Mystic Lotus collection of ladies clothing, jewelry, spiritual items, musical instruments, home furnishings, and furniture are ALL purchased using fair trade practices one-on-one from all our suppliers directly. The collection is personally hand selected by our owner on an overseas buying trip each year to Nepal, India, Thailand and Indonesia. Knowing our suppliers personally means we see how our relationship can benefit their lifestyle with continued purchasing and this creates a sustainable income for them. This means new stock is constantly arriving!

Make sure to check out Mystic Lotus on Facebook for a photo collection of our S.E. Asian buying trips as well as updates on our festival and craft fair events and new in store promotions.

By continuously purchasing at cottage industry levels, we know exactly who makes our remarkable goods and we see first hand how this helps benefit our suppliers so they can continue to maintain their unique cultures.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in supporting these efforts……GLOBAL GIFTS FOR GLOBAL PEOPLE~
Blessings and Gratitude ~ Namaste to all.

 

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 two part time employees right now, and are currently looking for a Permanent Part Time Manager to join us immediately.

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

We are looking for a motivated, reliable individual with a positive attitude that has some experience in retail sales and fashion. We are searching for an individual with a passion for customer service and an interest in spiritual retail. The new prospective team member must be enthusiastic with excellent organizational skills, a valid driver’s license and a willingness to learn and try new fun things. Duties would include sales, store upkeep, handling and keeping detailed cash records, restocking products from warehouse, merchandising store displays and promoting Mystic Lotus and our products on social media. Any experience in retail management and in social media is a real asset for this position.

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

Please bring your resume to the store between 11 am and 5 pm daily at 111 Craig Street, Parksville. We look forward to meeting you!!

Workability – August 2017

 

 

 

Tell us about your business/organization

Our business is about passion more than profit. We started each business (The Pie Factory and 2nd Chance Thrift store) to be able to provide on-the-job work experience for individuals with mental illness and brain injury who enter our training program – Workability. But we are also serious about making profit, to support our programs and run our businesses effectively. We have already won New Business of the Year from the Parksville Chamber of Commerce and we are well followed on Facebook. Check us out at Facebook.com/workabilitypiefactory or Facebook.com/2ndchancethrift. Join us! You could be a part of growing this social enterprise to a whole new level!

How many employees do you have?

3 full-time and 15 part-time employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Someone interested in being part of a not for profit/social enterprise and start up business.

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

Tell us your story.

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

Yes two full time positions.

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

Send cover letter and resume to info@work-ability.ca

The Whole Show Restorations – July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are a Preferred Restoration company that works with insurance companies to repair people’s homes and businesses after flood, fire,  and/or wind damage.

How many employees do you have?

30+

What do you look for in a new employee?

Skill and previous experience, ability to learn new things and leadership qualities.

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

Submit your current resume and be sure to include all areas of experience on your resume. “I have interviewed people who had experience but did not put it on their resume”. Be prepared to work as we are an emergency restoration company and a typical week can be more than 40 hours. Not always, but sometimes.

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

Yes. Available positions could include a skilled labourer, carpenter helper, content and cleaning and restoration technician.

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

Email – Info@twsrestorations.com

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