EK Employment celebrates five years

WorkBC Employment Services Centre EK Employment will be celebrating their five-year anniversary on April 6.

WorkBC Employment Services Centre EK Employment will be celebrating their five-year anniversary of offering employment services to East Kootenay communities.

The organization is inviting East Kootenay residents, employers and community associations to celebrate the occasion on Thursday, April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at their Fernie location at 302 2nd Avenue.

There will be light refreshments, snacks and door prizes.

“Come and meet our amazing staff members and find out more about EK Employment in the East Kootenay’s,” said WorkBC in a statement.

Since the launch of the Employment Program of BC (EPBC) in April 2012, WorkBC Employment Services Centre EK Employment has continued to grow and adapt to the needs of East Kootenay job seekers and employers.

“The services that we offer are immense and diverse and having these services available, through a central one-stop employment program, have enabled efficient service and great successes both with and for clients and employers,” said WorkBC in a statement.

Over 25,000 individuals have used EPBC services including their self-serve resource area, job board, individualized needs assessments, customized services and a self-employment program.

Their online job board features an average of over 170 jobs and over 18,000 hits per day. WorkBC also communicates with employers on a daily basis to promote work opportunities in the region.

The EPBC is a comprehensive program funded by the federal and provincial government, designed to meet local labour market needs and to assist job seekers achieve employment as quickly as possible, and to become more independent with long-term sustainable employment.