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

Employer of the month

BC Ferries – March 2019

 

 

 

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

We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

BC Ferries offers an amazing variety of career paths for those just joining the workforce, as well as experienced marine professionals. If you have always envisioned yourself working onboard one our vessels, opportunities in our Catering, Deck and Engineering departments may be of interest. If a shore-based role is more your style, Terminal or Administrative positions are available in many of our locations.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 5,100 people proudly serve the coastal communities of British Columbia.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Two key pillars are a commitment to safety and a strong interest in providing exceptional customer service. Other qualities we look for are a strong work ethic and the flexibility to work in various departments and/or locations.

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

Look at our website and be aware of the qualifications required for certain positions. If there is training required get the training. Be curious, investigative and ask questions.

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

Yes we are currently hiring for seasonal positions on the vessels and in the terminals.

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

All applications have to be received online through our career website  https://www.bcferries.com/about/employment/

Career Centre – February 2019

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

The Career Centre is a project of the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society (CVIJOBS), a non-profit Society that provides work and career related services to residents of the Parksville/Qualicum area. We have been in the community since 1976 and offer a desirable working environment in a warm, friendly, modern work place with excellent remuneration and benefits. You will have the opportunity to work with other fabulous team members who appreciate an environment that collaborates, creates positive experiences and encourages clients and colleagues to learn, grow and succeed!

How many employees do you have?

We have 18 (full time and part time) employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for a positive, motivated individual with a passion for supporting job seekers reach their employment goals. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Computer skills are required in all our roles. Depending on the position, we also require a candidate with a background and education in social services.

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

Check out our website, come into the Career Centre Resource Room and get to know our services and culture. Research the education and credentials required to enter the field of career development.

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

Yes! We currently have postings for a Client Services Assistant and a temporary Youth Employment Specialist.

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

Please apply as per the job posting instructions.

Berwick Retirement Communities – January 2019

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?

Through the Berwick Website Careers Section https://www.berwickretirement.com/about/careers/ or on Indeed www.indeed.ca

Close to You – December 2018

 

 

 

 

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

Close To You opened its doors in 1991.  We are a locally owned business taking great pride in offering woman fabulous fashions from footwear to dresses and everything in-between.  We advise our clients on current styles, we share new styles and fashions, and we enjoy being a part of their busy lives.  10 years ago we added prosthesis fittings to our lingerie department.  Close To You is made up of 4 specific departments; footwear, clothing, lingerie and accessories.  Each department contributes to our success. We work in a team environment with all who work here contributing to each other’s success.  We offer significant staff discounts and sales incentives, monthly work schedules ( so you can plan your life around a part time schedule) and a wonderful group of colleagues to work with.  We’ll discover your strengths; displays, presentations, organization, and encourage you to grow with them.

How many employees do you have?

We have 11 employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We chiefly hire for the sales floor, our primary needs are people with a great attitude, an ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn.  Experience in retail sales is an asset but not an absolute requirement.

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

I would advise anyone who would like to apply for a position to know a bit about us.  Check out our website; visit the store to see if we are a fit, look at the brands we carry…is this something that you can relate to. And last but not least…know that selling is the most honorable position there is, it’s not necessarily a position you take while you are waiting for your ‘dream’ job to come along.  If you can sell, or learn to sell, there is nothing in the world that you can’t do!

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

Our primary positions are sales but we also have stock/inventory staff.  We are a growing store, we take resumes at all times and interview regularly.

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

We take resumes both in person and on line. Our preference is in person.  Include a cover letter stating why you think you would be a fit for our store.

Career Centre

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

Hours
Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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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