Bladerunners is back!

What is Bladerunners? Bladerunners is one of the most successful youth employment programs in BC. It helps participants with multiple barriers to employment to successfully transition into the workplace. By providing essential certifications and personal guidance, Bladerunners helps to ensure participants have what it takes to get hired. This session of Bladerunners is geared towards... Continue Reading →

Powell River Employers: Career Link needs YOUR help. Take our quick survey today (you can win a prize!)

Calling all Powell River Employers: Career Link is hosting a job fair! Are you having trouble finding qualified, motivated employees? We can help you save both time and money while meeting your recruiting needs. Scheduled for early spring, this free event will bring together employers and jobseekers in a low-pressure, structured environment. Employers will benefit from free... Continue Reading →

Summer Jobs 2013

It's that time of the year again, when the summer jobs start popping like cherry blossoms. Traditionally, apart from holiday relief work in retail (tip: Walmart and Safeway are hiring for multiple positions) and some manufacturing sectors (tip: Catalyst Paper is hiring students), the sectors that heat up with the temperatures include: Tourism/Food services (tourism guides,... Continue Reading →

Using the new Work BC Labour Market Navigator

Introducing the new Labour Market Navigator!  On March 21st WorkBC.ca launched a new online tool that helps users navigate their way through over 500 careers. The tool provides information on employment demand outlook, projected job openings, workforce characteristics, and earnings. Information is presented in an easily accessible infographic format.  The featured content section of... Continue Reading →

ESA Program WorkStart Essentials: Retail & Hospitality

May 7 - June 28, 2013 Employment Skills Access: WorkStart Essentials: Retail & Hospitality at the Powell River Campus of Vancouver Island University (VIU) View full brochure here. The Program is designed to assist unemployed individuals upgrade their essential skills, and acquire communication, thinking, problem solving, and sector specific skills for entry level employment in the Retail and Hospitality industry.... Continue Reading →

Work You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Powell River farmers from Lund to Saltery Bay and Texada Island are having trouble keeping up with the demand for their products. The Powell River Living publication Home Grown reports that thanks to a growing local food movement in Powell River, "the need for more farmers becomes more apparent". The number of registered farms with the Regional District has jumped from 2... Continue Reading →

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