Connecting employers with motivated students

Connecting employers with motivated students

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Employer Success Story

Key Facts

  • Employer: Canadian Linen
  • Industry: Linen and uniform supply
  • Size: 115 production facilities
  • Program: Youth Job Connection Summer

Key Figures

  • 1 position filled
  • 4 weeks from inquiry to hire
  • Support offered: Pre-screened candidates, organized job fairs, compiled resumes, coordinated interviews, relayed feedback to candidates, coordinated placement paperwork

“Finding motivated individuals has always been a challenge for us. Looking forward to working with VPI in our future hiring sessions to help connect us to the future employees of our company.”
– Anthony Perry, Production Manager, Canadian Linen

Situation

Canadian Linen has been operating in Canada for over 90 years. The company offers employees competitive wages, benefits and performance-based incentives. But the work is physically demanding and the conditions are hot and loud. As a result, it has had challenges keeping employees motivated.

Through our Youth Job Connection (YJC) Summer program for students, we connected Canadian Linen with James, a bright student with no work experience. James secured a summer position and after completing a series of paid pre-employment workshops, excelled in his role and quickly became an asset to the Canadian Linen team.

Approach

Issue Solution
Difficulty finding motivated individuals
  • One-on-one support from dedicated Business Development Unit
  • Access to VPI’s network of active job seekers
Difficulty retaining employees who are the right fit
  • Pre-screened candidates
  • Prepared candidates through YJC workshops including “Workplace Communication” and “Teamwork and Leadership”
For more information on how we can help with your hiring needs, get in touch with our Business Development Unit by filling out a contact form or contacting BDU@vpi-inc.com.

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