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Encouragement for your job search
Goal: Re-enter the workforce after a 2-year absence
Challenge: Finding encouragement to continue with job search
Support offered: One-on-one support; workshops; mock interviews; job fairs
“Thank you for everything you’ve done. You care so much.”
– Marlene, former job seeker
After being out of the workforce for 2 years, Marlene was having difficulty finding a new job. She was getting discouraged and losing motivation when she came to VPI for support.
Marlene met with a Career Specialist and they came up with a plan together to improve Marlene’s job prospects and give her the motivation she needed.
Marlene attended free workshops, applied for jobs on the VPI job board, accessed personal support funding, and attended VPI hosted job fairs. She participated in mock interviews where she learned to address difficult questions such as gaps in employment. With her Career Specialist’s support and encouragement, Marlene was able to successfully re-enter the workforce with a full-time job in the transportation industry.
If you need encouragement to continue your job search, we can help. Contact us today.
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Every month we host various events at our branches to help job seekers develop their job search skills and get back to work. Registration is required and all events are free, unless otherwise indicated. Click an event listing to see more details and to register.
Tuesday, July 23 | 1:00 pm
Come for coffee, stay for the networking! This event is a casual meeting place where existing clients can share their job search experiences and network with like-minded people.
Plan accordingly! View all of our events this month by clicking through to our monthly calendar.
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Whether you’re looking for a part-time, seasonal or full-time job, we can help. Apply for one of our current job openings below.
- Team Leader - Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services (Whitby/Ajax)
- Sandwich Artist - Manufacturing including food (Pickering (Strouds lane and Amberlea Road))
- Sales Associate - Retail Trade (Pickering)
- Crew Member/Cashier - Accommodation and Food Services (Pickering)
- Store Assistant-Retail Trade (Pickering)
- Cashier - Accommodation and Food Services (Pickering)
- Administration - Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (Ajax)
- Field Marketer-Manufacturing including food (Ajax)
- Sandwich Artist - Manufacturing including food (Pickering (Delt blvd and Kingston road))
- Program Assistant-Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (Whitby)
- Collection Officer-Finance and Insurance (Pickering)
- General Machinist-Manufacturing including food (Ajax)
- ECA- Educational Services (Pickering)
- Nail Technician-Health Care and Social Assistance (Pickering)
- Team Member-Accommodation and Food Services (Ajax)
- Line cook-Accommodation and Food Services (Ajax)
- ECA - Child Care (Ajax)
- Child and Youth Worker-Educational Services (Pickering)
- Technology/Digital/Marketing Analyst-Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Ajax)
- Hostess - Restaurant (Ajax)
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Encouragement for your job search“Thank you for everything you’ve done. You care so much.”(Read more)
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