Caledon Community Services holding job fair

Written by: Matthew Strader

CCS to host another job fair
Kayla Blanchard speaks with Wendy Porterfield of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., during the Caledon Community Services job fair in October, 2017. CCS will hold another job fair at the end of January, with a special foucs on finding employers for adults living with special needs. – Matthew Strader/Metroland

 

In October of 2017, Caledon Community Services (CCS) held a multi-employer job fair at the Exchange on Healey Road. The job fair saw 14 employers set up various information booths and more than 120 job seekers pop in and peruse the opportunities.

“The Exchange was a hopping place,” said manager of communications Donna Cragg.

And according to executive director Monty Laskin, job fairs are going to be a focus of the organization into the future.

“I think you can’t do enough job fairs in Caledon,” he said. “When there continues to be people challenged in finding local, sustainable employment that helps them get ahead.”

And Laskin said whether it’s a student out of school, a person looking for better employment, or perhaps even a professional looking for a change, they want to service them all.

The next job fair is Jan. 29, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Exchange, 55 Healey Rd.

At this next one, the CCS staff have a particular mission as well.

The organization recently received funding for a program called Transitions, in which they will train adults living with disabilities on key elements to help them join the workforce.

“We need 16 employment positions for adults living with disabilities,” Laskin said. “We have the bodies, our challenge is we need employers who are willing to work with these people with great abilities, who happen to live with a challenge in their life.”

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