The 35th edition of the Home Show took place in Charlottetown in March. It was an impressive turnout of businesses and people browsing and making connections.
This event seems to be hosting a growing number of employers, and one can only assume with business growth on PEI comes employment opportunities.
The Employment Journey staff attended the home show and spoke with the following employers about their hiring needs:
Thomas Edison Electric, Summerside, PEI
This company serves the entire Island and parts of New Brunswick. They provide services such as heat pump installs and repairs, generator installs and maintenance, security system installs and maintenance, and electrical service work.
Thomas Edison Electric has five full-time and three part-time employees.
“We are searching for another Journeyman and a third-year apprentice Electrician,” says Deborah Arsenault.
HydroKleen Atlantic provides service to the entire Island and parts of New Brunswick. “At present, we have a licensee who services Saint John and surrounding areas. Our services include heat pump cleaning, dryer ventilation cleaning, air exchanger system cleaning, and recently we have added RV air conditioner cleaning.
“Due to the increased work generated at the PEI and Moncton Home Shows, we are considering hiring another technician, and we are looking for licensees within the Atlantic Provinces.”
For more information about their hiring needs, call toll-free 1-833-245-5336. Visit www.thomasedisonelectric.ca.
Kennedy Metals, Pleasant Valley, PEI
This company manufactures metal roofing, siding, and flashing. The business was opened by Scott’s father, William and his brother, Blair, in 2007. The company was incorporated in 2011 and a manufacturing plant was built in 2014. There are four staff members, along with the three owners.
“Three staff members work in the manufacturing plant, running computerized equipment, and one more will be added on this summer,” says Scott Kennedy. “All of our work is indoors, so it is a clean work setting with no heavy lifting.
“Our employment needs can be sporadic, however, we are always looking for good people.
“We are in growth mode right now. When we meet good people, we hire them as soon as we can.
“Julie started with us in October after we approached her. The company that is most successful is the one with the best people.”