When Mercer International announced a major workforce reduction at its Castlegar pulp mill operations on July 9, Kootenay Career Development Society’s local WorkBC Employment Centres focused on offering assistance to those impacted.
“We’re confident that our WorkBC Employment Centres in Castlegar and Nelson can provide our community members with the support and help they need to re-enter the workforce,” said Joanna Swanson-Kutasewich, the Employment Service Centre Manager in Castlegar. “Our trained staff can help with job search resources, personal employment counselling and planning, and skills training.”
WorkBC Employment Services Centres offer free employment services for job seekers and welcome all unemployed British Columbians who are looking for work to visit a centre in their area.
There is a wide range of services available to support job seekers in their search to find and maintain employment as well as to improve their employment readiness. Job seekers can access on-line job search and other helpful resources in each WorkBC Employment Centre.
In Castlegar, the WorkBC Employment Services Centre is located at 1020 Columbia Avenue, at the bottom of Sherbico Hill, and in Nelson at 514 Vernon Street, above the post office.
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.