For many finding the right job is often an uphill and frustrating journey. Not knowing which job you want, followed by a challenging job search and workplace transition that could be filled with anxiety, is sadly what many Nova Scotians face when entering the labour market.
Nova Scotians do not need to journey towards employment alone — there is help. There are 17 Nova Scotia Work Employment Centres spread throughout the province, which provide access to high-quality, inclusive services for employers and job seekers. Centres such as TEAM Work Cooperative, on Bayers Road in Halifax, offers services and supports that are delivered by qualified career practitioners and counsellors and include career counselling, job search services and resources, job coaching, job development, employment workshops and employer engagement.
Karsten Schmitz, client of the TEAM Work Cooperative, says her life has changed since she began connecting with the organization, where a case worker assisted her in discovering what work she would like to do, identifying what type of work would be best to perform within her capabilities and assisted her with the extensive application requirements to get funding from the government for skills development.
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