Category Archives: Resource and Information

JUNE 2ND: COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT CHOICES HOSTING IN-PERSON JOB EXPO

Join Community Employment Choices on Thursday, June 2nd

between 10:00am – 3:00pm for an

In-Person Drop-in JOB EXPO 

Location: 16 B Second Street, Strathroy

Did you know that 75 percent of resumes are rejected before they reach the hiring manager? Chances are your resume isn’t getting past the applicant tracking system and never be seen by human eyes. WE know how frustrating that can be when you may have sent out 100’s of resumes and received no responses!

Do wish you had a direct connection to employers when job searching? Are you frustrated by all the resumes you send and don’t get a response? How would you like to have support connecting directly with employers and get job search support at the same time?

If so, please drop into Community Employment Choices, at 16 B Second Street, Thursday June 2nd between 10:00am – 3:00pm where you will have the opportunity to be interviewed on the spot for various positions throughout Middlesex County and receive some free job search tips and strategies to help get your resume directly in front of the hiring manager.

Call ahead to 519-245-4500 or email reception@communityemploymentchoices.ca for more information.

Missed Our Virtual Information Session? It’s Not Too Late!!

Are you at home, looking for work, and wondering what steps to take next? Why not take 30 minutes and join us for our Virtual Information Session where you will find some tips for where to begin. Want more information on our services? Give us a call today at 519-245-4500 or email reception@communityemploymentchoices.ca . While things may look different, we want you to know that we continue to be here for you.

3 Common Job Searching Mistakes

During the job search process, there are a number of common mistakes we see all the time. In today’s, video Norm will help us identify these mistakes and strategies you can consider to avoid them. Let CEC support you in your job search and stand out from the competition. Call us at 519-245-4500 or email us at reception@communityemploymentchoices.ca and speak with an Employment Advisor as soon as possible.

And the Hiring Continues!

Friday December 6, 2019 – Community Employment Choices was pleased to host well established Strathroy employer, Bonduelle, in their search for Associates and Material Handlers. Thank you to both Bonduelle representatives as well as the job seekers who came out to speak with Bonduelle’s reps and learn more about their processes and roles.

Job Fairs are just one of the many ways that CEC is able to bring both job seekers as well as employers together. Are you an employer interested in holding a job fair at Community Employment Choices? Please feel free to reach out to Michele Sands, Business Advisor/Job Developer who would be more than happy to discuss how we can assist. Michele can be reached by calling 519-245-4500 ext. 205 or by emailing msands@communityemploymentchoices.ca .

Building Dreams

November 26, 2019 – Michele Sands, Business Advisor/Job Developer had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual Build a Dream Career Expo held in London on November 26th at the Metroland Media Agriplex. The now annual event inspires young women to learn more about careers in the skilled trades, engineering, technology, emergency services and entrepreneurship. The evening was a chance to hear from successful women, take part in interactive activities and have fun with the photo booth.

If you are looking to learn more about entering into the Trades as a career, feel free to stop by our CEC office at 16B Second Street, Strathroy or give us a call at 519-245-4500.

To learn more about Build a Dream, go to https://www.webuildadream.com/about/

CEC Staff Participate in Middlesex County Library’s first Neighbourhood Days

October 25, 2019 – Community Employment Choices would like to thank the Middlesex County Library for the opportunity to participate in its first Neighbourhood Days held during Ontario Public Library Week (October 21 through to the 25th, 2019). This was an opportunity to discuss CEC’s services with library patron’s at the Comprehensive Branches, along with other area partner agencies, and bring to light the variety of information and programs that are offered throughout the County.

As a reminder, Employment Advisors from Community Employment Choices meet on a weekly basis with clients at the Dorchester, Glencoe, Parkhill and Lucan libraries as well as provide information to the Strathroy Library’s Service Canada outreach. If you would like a time to meet at one of these locations, please call 519-245-4500 to schedule a time.