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YEC Update - Employer Events at YEC

It is looking like a busy summer at the Youth Employment Centre. Take a look at the list of upcoming employer events happening at YEC.

Blaney Contracting
Blaney Contracting is hiring labourers for residential exterior work including installing roofing and siding. Open to youth aged 15 plus. A drivers license is preferred, but arrangements can be made for carpooling. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided by the employer. Blaney Contracting will be at YEC on Thursday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Youth are encouraged to drop in and apply.

Looking for a summer job? Youth ages 15-24 are invited drop in to the Youth Employment Centre on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 between 1 - 4 p.m. to speak with a recruiter about opportunities at KFC. Recruiters will be hiring on the spot for immediate openings.

McDonald's is hiring. Youth ages 15-24 are invited to drop in to the Youth Employment Centre on Thursday, August 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Youth should dress for success and bring a résumé.

Calgary Winter Club
The Calgary Winter Club is hiring for their restaurant and sports bar. Youth ages 15-24 are invited to drop in to the Youth Employment Centre on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 between 1 - 4 p.m. Bring a résumé and be prepared for interviews on the spot.

Attend an information session with a Starbucks recruiter. Youth ages 15-24 are invited to attend the session at the Youth Employment Centre on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

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Congratulations to TIPS Personnel!

Congratulations to TIPS Personnel, who completed our hiring fair participant survey and is the winner of a free booth at our 2016 Youth Hiring Fair!

81 employers and 5,000 youth attended the April 21st, 2015 event. Based on employer responses, an estimated 1,400 youth had been employed just one month following the hiring fair.

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Recruiting Youth Ages 15-24

Leita Blasetti, Community Relations Liaison
Leita has 7 years of experience at YEC. As the Business/ Employer Relations Liaison, Leita provides customized partnership opportunities for local businesses. Leita regularly consults with youth job seekers about the labour market and current job opportunities. From arranging on-site hiring events to career exploration opportunities, Leita can help your organization with recruiting youth ages 15-24. Would you like to tap into Leita's expertise? Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-268-3784

Get Back-to-School Ready at My Best Friend's Closet

Youth-serving agencies and schools, make your referrals today! Making Changes Association and its youth program, My Best Friend's Closet, is offering additional appointment times in August and September for teen girls to shop for Back-to-School clothing at no cost.

My Best Friend's Closet provides girls aged 12 - 18 from low-income households with clothing in current styles to meet their school and recreational needs for one year. A wide selection of gently used clothing, including jeans, leggings, hoodies, sweaters, flats, boots and more are available! All of this is at no cost.

My Best Friend's Closet is proud to support young women to feel pride and confidence at school. Functional, great-looking clothing and apparel can assist with both motivation to attend school and empowerment to participate in sports and rec activities. Please refer a young woman today!

For more information, and to learn how to place a referral, please visit us at:

Client Success Story - Rabiya Malik

Why did you join YAC ( Youth Advisory Committee)?

My name is Rabiya Malik and I am a grade 12 student. I was part of The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) in 2014-2015. My goal was to get my voice on youth issues out there and gain tips on how to choose a career path, so I joined YAC as a fun and enjoyable extracurricular activity. I also happened to be looking for a summer job.

What did you do in YAC?

With YAC, I participated in making videos for the fair, the do's and don'ts, what to expect from the employers and the roles volunteers play at the fair. We were also exposed to the type of on the spot interview questions employers could potentially ask, the dress code and the day's overall schedule. Overall, while having in mind the process, I then went in to my Counsellor at YEC and discussed my options. With my résumé in hand, we both talked about and came up with a refreshed résumé outlining and highlighting my up to date qualifications which would help me attain what I was seeking.

How did the Youth Employment Centre help you?

I do not have an employment history, as my parents have always insisted that I pay the most attention to my studies. But as I'm about to complete high school, I needed something to keep myself busy with. This pushed me to attend the Youth Employment Centre's Annual Youth Hiring Fair.

With my counsellor's tips in mind, I applied for a position with Inclusions Alberta. The lady at the desk was super kind and guided me throughout their application process. A week later, I received an interview call and soon enough, I was announced Peer Mentor with Inclusions Alberta. I always imagined my first job would be in retail, but I was lucky enough find a job in a field that I have an interest in and feel passionate about! I know I will enjoy working with Inclusion Alberta as it has always been my passion to giving back to the community.

I have the Youth Employment Centre to thank for this amazing opportunity. I am utterly delighted. Thank you!

For more information on The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's Youth Advisory Committee, click here.

Employer of the Month - Cintas

Have you seen the iconic white Cintas truck driving around Calgary?

Cintas is a team driven company that specializes in a multi-billion dollar service industry. As service professionals, Cintas provides countless supplies to approximately 900,000 businesses all around the world! Cintas clothes more than five million people for work every day; however, they provide much more than uniforms. Cintas also provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, as well as fire protection products and services.

Cintas' head office is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and operates in more than 400 facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Approximately 30,000 people in Canada and the United States are Cintas employees. With an impressive fleet of over 10,000 trademark white trucks, you have probably caught sight of at least one or two cruising on down the road.

Wondering what it takes to be a part of the Cintas team? Both part-time and full-time entry level positions such as a Route Service Sales Representative are currently available. Cintas is looking for individuals with a positive attitude that display a willingness to learn, enjoy being a team player, and have experience in customer service. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old and should have a Class 5 driver's licence.

To apply, visit the Cintas website at Successful applicants will then proceed to a phone screen, followed by an initial interview. If the initial interview goes well, you get to tag along on a route ride (for some positions), then speed to a second interview afterwards. Breeze through the final interview and you are on your way to being the driver of your new set of Cintas wheels!

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