Looking for jobs at the WFCU Centre

Harshpal Singh
By Harshpal Singh March 2, 2018 13:43

Hiring event at the WFCU Center by the Job Shoppe. Photo by Harshpal Singh.

Even with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada, there are still people in Windsor looking for work.

According to the most recent numbers, Windsor has an unemployment rate of 4.6 per cent, the seventh lowest in Canada.

The Job Shoppe is a hiring agency that organized an event at the WFCU Centre March 1, to address local unemployment. The event took place in the last week of February as well.

Ashley Sarros, director of marketing at Job Shoppe, said their client’s needs change with changing seasons and they hire accordingly.

“We are currently ramping up recruitment efforts as we have a lot of new opportunities available both full time and part time,” said Sarros.

Ashley Sarros, Director of Marketing at the Job Shoppe, telling about the hiring event.

Ashley Sarros, Director of Marketing at the Job Shoppe, telling about the hiring event. Photo by Harshpal Singh.

Sarros said that they were expecting 150 participants for the event, which was close to that of the February event. She also said they were planning to organize similar events in the near future, including in the third week of March.

According to Statistics Canada, 59,300 part-time jobs were lost in January while 8,500 full-time positions were gained.

Lovik Mehta, an international student at the St. Clair College, is new to the country and attended the event in search of a job.

“I came in January and I’m still looking for a job. I heard from someone about the Job Shoppe and the fair today. I really look forward for the event today,” said Mehta.

Current employees or people who got a job through them also shared their views on how the Job Shoppe was as an organization.

Antony Thomas, a student at the University of Windsor, said he has been working with them for the past six months and is glad to be a part of the organization.

“They always update us on the payments. The Job Shoppe is doing well for me and they are updating the shifts regularly. They have an application and that application is really good and we can take the shifts through that application. It helps a lot,” said Thomas.

Thomas also said that he has worked with three different companies in the past six months and enjoys what he does. Thomas has worked with Paul Davis Restoration  Magna (a company that supplies seats and other materials to Fiat-Chrysler in Windsor) and with Onsort as a general labour.

The agency is still hiring and is already planning the next hiring event. It was their third event in 2018.

 

Harshpal Singh
By Harshpal Singh March 2, 2018 13:43

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