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Job fair grows at Pictou County Wellness Centre

Josh Grant, consults with Leah LeBlanc, upper right, and Erin Wadden with Randstad, on Wednesday afternoon. Grant was one of many people checking out employer tables at the Pictou County 2018 Job Fair.
Josh Grant, consults with Leah LeBlanc, upper right, and Erin Wadden with Randstad, on Wednesday afternoon. Grant was one of many people checking out employer tables at the Pictou County 2018 Job Fair. - Sam Macdonald

WESTVILLE ROAD

More than ever, the Pictou County 2018 Job Fair is proving there is definitely not a lack of work in Pictou County, nor a lack of people available and eager to take up that work.

Heather MacIsaac, an employer engagement specialist with Nova Scotia Works, was particularly proud of the employers this year – so many signed up for a berth at the job fair at the Wellness Centre that vendors filled the community room, with some having to take up space in the hall outside. In fact, so many employers wanted a table that 10 of them had to be put on a waiting list.

A total of 40 employers attended, providing information on the kinds of work they were looking to provide – and accepting the resumés of over 1,000 guests inquiring about that work over the course of late Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Erin Wadden, a representative for Randstad, said the table set up for the resource consulting firm was very busy throughout the morning, “and we’re very pleased to see that.” She noted that many of the people inquiring at their table brought “a pile of resumés.”

Entire swaths of demographics were included among the job-seekers at the Wellness Centre. MacIsaac said they ranged in age from high school students to retirees.

“That’s normal for our clientele. They range in all ages. There were busloads of students this morning.”
A wide variety of employers came from across Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick, promoting jobs in an assortment of fields from law enforcement and trades to IT and tourism.


 

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