by Ruby Arsenault, Employment Coach/Facilitator with the Tignish Employment Resources (ER) Centre
As an Employment Coach/Facilitator for the past 20 years, I have seen many different employment trends. Due to today’s labour market trends and the end of pandemic restrictions, things are beginning to boom again and the demand for staff is very high in many if not most sectors.
Food and Beverage opportunities
With most restaurants and takeouts opened to full capacity, we see more demand for Cooks, Line Cooks, and Wait staff. Students definitely are welcomed during summer break, and employers are looking to hire skilled Kitchen Staff all year round.
- Food Safety
- Responsible Beverage Server
- Entry Level Cook
Senior care opportunities and training
Our community senior home facilities struggle to staff Caregivers as well as Kitchen Staff.
FREE Care Providers training is available through Rural Community Learning Inc. Contact Sharon Horne at 902-853-3715.
FREE Supportive Care Assistant training is offered by Holland College.
Duration: six weeks online training followed by a seven-week paid on-the-job training placement
Start date: Ongoing
Students who complete the training may be eligible to receive $5,000 to put toward further training in the healthcare field.
Early Childhood Educators in demand
With childcare becoming more affordable due to government subsidies, local learning centres struggle to fill openings for Early Childhood Educators.
For more information on becoming an Early Childhood Educator, visit www.employmentjourney.com/more-childcare-workers-needed-as-demand-rises/
Retail jobs are always in demand, and many valuable skills learned by working in this industry can be transferred to other positions.
Grocery stores and retail businesses seek Cashiers and Sales personal. Many local businesses advertise on their own Facebook pages, as well as on the following websites: ·
Construction work options are plentiful
Even with the increase in interest rates and supply pricing in flux, construction is booming across the province with a huge need for Carpenters, Carpenter’s Helpers, and Labourers. Many companies offer hands-on training and competitive wages. There are also training options for youth and newcomers through the Construction Association of PEI (CAPEI).
For more information about CAPEI, visit www.capei.ca
For more construction industry details, visit www.employmentjourney.com/construction-commercial and www.employmentjourney.com/construction-residential
Short-term work options
Many employers are thinking outside of the box by offering jobs that may attract semi-retired or retired people to work shorter work weeks or share full-time positions.
To check many more PEI industry demands for hiring, visit www.employmentjourney.com/industries/
FREE job search assistance & resources
Job seekers can access free services through two Employment Resource Centres in West Prince.
Both the Tignish ER Centre & Alberton ER Centres are open Monday to Friday and offer free assistance to job seekers to create resumés and cover letters and assist with job application forms. We provide insight on local job postings and will fax or email applications as well. We also assist employers to create and post jobs, and offer access to computers, photocopier, and fax machine for employment purposes. Workshops are provided as needed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Tignish ER Centre
211 Phillip Street, Tignish, PE
Alberton ER Centre
479 Church Street, Alberton, PE
For a full list of employment-related resources across PEI who are there to help the job seeker take their next employment step, visit www.employmentjourney.com/jobs/pei-resources-and-services-for-job-seekers-employers/