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Alberta Works job fair brings together businesses and job seekers

    Alberta Works, located in Riverside Centre, held a job fair on Wednesday, November 2, as part of the Canada Career Week.
    “We’ve been promoting Canada Career Week throughout the month,” said Kris Bojda, Program Supervisor of Drumheller-Stettler. “We called it E-job-ony, where you match people with businesses based on their skills.”
    It’s Canada Career Week’s 15 year anniversary, and the goal was to match 15 job seekers with employers by Friday, November 4. At the time of writing, Alberta Works in Drumheller had matched 10 residents.
    Several businesses participated in the job fair, including Walmart, Canalta, McDonald’s, and D.A.R.T.S.
    “We have about 100 jobs on the job board, so there’s a lot of work in this area, which sometimes people don’t realize,” said Brojda. “It’s about creating that connection between the employers and employees."
    Canada Career Week ends on November 4, but anyone is welcome to stop by during business hours for assistance, such as going back to school, career change, finding a job, and more. All services are free of charge.
    On November 15 and 16 Alberta Works will be participating in the Oil and Gas Virtual Job Fair.
    Live online streaming will connect job seekers directly to potential employers at their booths. There are also seminars, videos, job posting, and downloadable resources available to participants.
    Interested persons are encouraged to contact Alberta Works in Drumheller at the Riverside Centre. Alberta Works has computers that people are welcome to use. Registration for the Virtual Job Fair can be done through
AlbertaJobExpo.com.
    “There’s 1711 jobs available in the oil and gas industry,” said Irene Kirkpatrick, Career and Employment Consultant.
    “We’re happy to have anybody,” said Brojda. “If you really want to find a job in Drumheller, there’s no reason we can’t help you.”


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