Employment Plus begins in Enderby and Vernon in January.

Program gets older workers back on the job

Employment Plus, a 10-week program for jobseekers, is starting new sessions in Enderby and Vernon in January.

Older workers can get assistance in returning to work at NexusBC Community Resource Centre.

Employment Plus, a 10-week program for jobseekers, is starting new sessions in Enderby and Vernon in January.

The program was developed to help B.C.’s older workers remain active and productive participants in the workforce.

“Older workers are a valuable resource who can bring vast experience and skills to any job,” said Pam Myers, program manager at NexusBC.

“Demographic shifts and an aging population mean that these older workers are becoming a larger portion of the labour force, particularly in the North Okanagan. We’re here to help them secure employment.”

Employment Plus offers eligible jobseekers valuable certifications, basic computer training, current job search techniques, employer presentations, and a training allowance to attend.

“Participants learn how to create an effective resume and cover letter, and prepare for a successful interview,” said Myers.

“Short-term certificate training, such as first aid and Food Safe, are also available.”

Applicants must be unemployed, between the ages of 50 and 69, and living in the North Okanagan. There is a maximum of 12 participants per session. Selection is based on need, motivation and employment readiness. Priority is given to applicants who are currently not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

Employment Plus is funded by the federal and provincial governments through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers.

The application deadline for the Enderby session is Friday, and Dec. 31 for Vernon.  For more information, visit www.nexusbc.ca.

 

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