Youth Employment Centre - Happy Holidays
The staff at The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre wishes you all the best for the holiday season. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and for assisting Calgary's youth reach their career and employment goals in 2013. Some highlights from this past year include:
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) works with many businesses every year who are interested in employing youth. Some of these companies recruit through our job board and others attend our hiring fair. Many support our programs throughout the year. YEC would like to extend our appreciation to employers who have gone to some extra effort in supporting youth.
This fall, several companies have set up shop here at YEC to do recruiting. Thank you to The Calgary Zoo, Sobey's, Nando's and Canada Safeway for making the effort to share job leads and career information with youth. We know this helps you to fulfill your recruitment needs, but your presence here makes employment opportunities more accessible to youth.
In 2013, YEC also started a Work Experience program with funding from Skills Link. The Work Experience Program is an eight week program for youth who have experienced challenges finding and keeping work. Through our Skills Link funding with Service Canada, we are able offer a wage subsidy to companies who hire a youth full time for this eight week training period. Youth work individually with a counsellor on their pre-employment skills and receive support throughout the placement.
During the past seven months, 22 youth have participated in an eight week work experience term. 19 youth have successfully completed their work experience with 17 currently employed and two looking for work. Currently, we have two youth who are in a work experience and two who are looking for a work experience placement.
YEC would like to thank the following companies for hiring a work experience student. This program has been so successful for these companies that many of them have hired more than one youth.
Budget Car and Truck Rental
Leavitt's Ice Cream Shop
Calgary Elks Golf Course
Delta Bow Valley Hotel
Executive Royal Inn
Mr. Lube-Prairie Lube and Backcountry Industries
Shaw Communications Inc.
The House Coffee Sanctuary
Save the Date!
The 16th Annual Hiring Fair will be taking place on Tuesday April 8th from 1:30 - 6:00pm at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park. Invitations and registration packages will be sent out in January. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Yuen at 403-268-4767. We look forward to having your organization at this exciting event!
Youth Employment Centre (YEC) Holiday Hours
Do you know a youth who could use some assistance with their job search or resume? Christmas break is a great chance for youth to come down to the Youth Employment Centre and meet with an employment counselor who will assist them with updating their resume, job search, practice interview skills and much more! YEC's hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm. No appointment is needed. During the holiday season, the Youth Employment Centre will be closing at noon on Tuesday December 24, 2013 and will reopen on Friday December 27, 2012 at 8:00am. The Youth Employment Centre will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Happy Holidays!
Employer Spotlight - Nando's
This month's employer spotlight is Nando's! Nando's is a fast casual dining experience but is not fast food. Their food is made to order with the freshest of ingredients and is served on their hand-crafted ceramic plates and cutlery. Their world famous flame-grilled chicken is fresh (never frozen) and is marinated for 24 hours until the flavour goes right through to the bone. It is then basted in one of their PERi-PERi flavours.
Inside the Nando's Calgary restaurant located in the NE, they reflect their Afro-Portuguese heritage through the amazing original South African art that adorns the walls. It is believed that Nando's globally has the world's largest contemporary South African art collection. Canada is proud to be a part of that.
Besides Calgary, you can find Nando's restaurants in British Columbia and Ontario. Presently, Nando's employs over 100 employees across Canada. They are currently hiring full-time and part-time positions for their Calgary NE location for dishwashers, hosts and servers. They provide training for employees to develop their skills.
If you are interested in applying for a position at Nando's and you are 15 years of age or older, you can apply online through the website at www.nandos.ca. Successful applicants may be interviewed over the phone or in person and reference checks will be conducted.
Nando's is looking for individuals with energy and enthusiasm who aren't afraid to let their unique personalities shine, who have a passion for excellent customer service, have strong communication skills and who enjoy being part of a dynamic team. If this describes you, apply to Nando's now!