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YEC Update - Hiring Events at YEC

June was a busy month at the Youth Employment Centre, with four local employers having come to host hiring events. Concord Security, Safeway, Sunterra Market and Kognitive Marketing were onsite to provide information on job opportunities, accept resumes, and do on-the-spot interviews.

Upcoming Hiring Event
Thursday, July 24th 1 - 4 p.m.
Meet and greet with Kognitive Marketing

  • Kognitive Marketing is hiring full and part time promotional representatives. This opportunity is for confident youth over 18 with excellent communications skills preferably with a background in customer service and sales. This is your chance for an on the spot interview with this growing company. Bring your resume and dress to impress.

Would your organization like to host a hiring event? Would you like some assistance promoting job opportunities to youth ages 15-24? Contact Leita Blasetti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 403-268-3784. Check out our website for the most current information.

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United Way - "All In" for Youth

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is excited to announce that we have partnered with the United Way and the "All In" for Youth Initiative!

In June 2013, The United Way Calgary and Area launched a ground-breaking initiative to connect Calgary's youth to the opportunities they need to be successful in school and beyond. The "All In" for Youth initiative is a movement of citizens, companies, organizations and government working together to ensure more youth successfully complete high school and transition to further education, work and adult life. The purpose of this initiative is three-fold:

  1. Keep youth in school
  2. Bring youth back to school
  3. Link youth to the diverse array of post-secondary and career options

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre has committed to working alongside United Way in offering Career/Industry Workplace Tours, Career Talks and Career Info Circles in conjunction with the high school's involved in "All In" for Youth.

If you would like to find out more about this initiative and/or would like to volunteer as a guest speaker in one of the "All In" for Youth partner schools, please contact Mike Audfroid - All in for Youth Liaison to find out more at 403-268-8935 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet the YEC Community Relations Team

Do you need help promoting a job posting? Is there a volunteer opportunity that youth 15-24 should be aware of? Would you like a tour of our centre and to learn what the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) has to offer? Connect with our staff- see how we can help!

Meet the members of our Partnership Team...

Jessica Pauletig, Community Relations Liaison
Jessica has been with the YEC for a total of 5 years. She is currently responsible for managing relationships with local community agencies and school practitioners. Jessica attends career fairs in the community, oversees the YEC scholarship program and the Youth Advisory Committee. Would you like to connect with Jessica? Email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 403-268-3787.
Leita Blasetti, Community Relations Liaison
Leita has 6 years of experience at YEC. As the Business/ Employer Relations Liaison, Leita provides customized partnership opportunities for local businesses. 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
Susan Yuen, Community Relations Liaison
Susan has been employed at YEC for over 4 years. She currently holds the Online & Business/ Employer Relations Portfolio, which entails promoting local job & volunteer opportunities, events and resources for youth on social media and on Susan also acts as the administrator for YEC's online job board, and is the lead for YEC's annual Youth Hiring Fair, which attracts 100 employers and over 5,000 youth ages 15-24. Contact Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-268-4767.

Congratulations to Calgary Co-op!

Congratulations to Calgary Co-op, who completed our hiring fair participant survey and is the winner of a free booth at our 2015 Youth Hiring Fair!

45 of 97 participating employers completed the survey, indicating that over 800 hires were made as a result of the April 8th, 2014 Youth Hiring Fair. Thank you to our partners for making the event a great success. We look forward to working with you again in the near future!

Please contact Susan Yuen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-268-4767 to be added to the invite list for next year's event.

Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum wage changes are coming.

Effective September 1st, 2014, minimum wage will increase to $10.20 per hour for most employees. The minimum wage for liquor servers will be $9.20.

For more information on the upcoming change and other related employment standards, click here

Employer Spotlight - Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation

The Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation is a great employer that offers a variety of exciting employment opportunities with Calgary's professional sport teams! The company employs all staff working at facilities where the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks, and Calgary Stampeders play their home games. They employ approximately 1,500 staff to work at their three locations.

Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation has hospitality and retail staff at their three locations; Scotiabank Saddledome, McMahon Stadium and North Hill Mall. They are committed to providing a winning work environment where staff can feel respected and valued but also have a ton of fun while at work!

The Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation seeks employees that have great customer service experience, are friendly, and have a positive attitude. They also look for staff who work well as a team member as it takes a lot of people working together to pull off one of these great events. They value employees that are energetic and passionate about the organization.

The Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation has a variety of different employment opportunities including FanAttic Sales Associates, Concession Cashiers, Vendors, Catering Staff, Cooks, and many more. If you are interested in a job with the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation, there are countless opportunities as they employ full time, part time and work experience positions. The company also provides great benefits to both full and part time employees. They offer competitive wages with the opportunity to earn more as you gain more experience. Employees must be at least 15 years old in order to apply and work with the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation.

Opportunities are endless with the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation and are a great way to grow your career. Their website, has a job board with the most up to date positions and is a great way to learn about opportunities. It outlines the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation values and can help you learn more about the company and the benefits of starting your career with them. They recommend applying online where hiring staff will review your resume and you will be called for an interview if they feel that you could be a good fit for the position. Make sure to check before you apply as it is a valuable resource that can help you land an exciting job with Calgary's professional sports teams!

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