According to the Strathcona County business retention and expansion survey conducted in 2021, labour availability is a concern. In order to maintain our competitive advantage we need to ensure a balanced labour-market. Workforce development programs will help to sustain and retain a viable workforce that can support the current and future needs of business and industry. Ensuring the sustainable economic growth of our community remains a top priority.
Spring job fair
Strathcona County hosted another successful job fair Thursday, March 16, in the Agora, Strathcona Community Centre, from 4-7 p.m.
Job seekers: meet potential employers and employment support agencies. Learn about job openings, submit resumes and connect with businesses.
Businesses: meet motivated workers and let them know about your company and employment positions.
- Top Donair
- Encore Trucking and Transport Ltd.
- Volker Stevin Canada
- Derks (5 Star Products and Services)
- A Charmed Affair
- Canada Pump and Power
- Classic Landscapes
- Next Gen
- My Job Choice
- Innovative Mortgage Solutions/ATB Emerald Hills
- Canadian Property Stars
- Three Seasons Landscaping
- Mighty Pumps
- Home Depot
- Hawke Prohibition Distilleries
- Corteva agriscience
- PTW Energy
- Strathcona County Emergency Services
- MSCP Heat Solutions
- PCL Energy Inc.
- ATB Emerald Hills
- BGS Career Ventures
- Careers Under Construction
- Women Building Futures
- Careers NextGen
- Boys and Girls Club Strathcona County
In November 2022, a successful youth focused job fair had seventeen hiring businesses and twelve support organizations - drawing in over 200 job seekers.
Employer workshop: Success with young workers
The workshop explored the benefits of hiring youth, success factors for recruiting and retaining youth, creating a positive work environment, supporting career development, available incentives to hiring youth, and some of the legal obligations. It happened on Friday, September 23.
Youth employment series
Removing barriers to gaining employment for youth and increasing the supply of entry level workers.
Strathcona County hosted a series of youth employment workshops. As a result of attending these workshops, youth increased their feelings of empowerment and self-confidence, became better prepared for entering the workforce, improved communication skills, decreased levels of anxiousness and stress and increased motivation to go after their goals. These are skills that will set a great foundation and will be developed throughout their careers!
Watch the recorded sessions below.