Here at the Community Service Centre we must hear that phrase every day. "I want to work!" People tell me that they want to work for many different reasons. I think the most common would be to earn a good wage. I think we all understand that reason, but there are many more reasons people want to work here are a list of the reasons I hear the most often:
"I want to be an example for my children"
"I want to have better life for my children"
"I often make friends at work"
"I feel good about myself when I am working"
" I get a great feeling of accomplishment when I have a job"
" I like organizing things, at work I get a chance to organize and see that organization"
These are just a few of the reasons but there are many more. Everyone has there own reason and they are all good ones,
Often it is hard to get started looking for work. If you want to work give us a call at the Prince Albert Community Service Centre and we can help you get ready to find the job you are looking for.
Robert - Vocational Counselor (PASE)
I hear this regularly, "there are no jobs!" I have to say its just not true. There are always jobs available, but sometimes there might not be the job that would be your first choice. I like to have people think outside the box and expand on the kind of jobs they are looking for. I was talking to someone some time ago who wanted a job in car mechanics. But they could not find anything. We brainstormed out locations they could apply and they found a job assembly bikes. It was mechanical just not with cars. Sometimes we can get very focused on one thing and forget that there are other jobs that are very similar. Lets say a person wants to work in cleaning. They could look for the following jobs: caretaker, janitor, hotel house keeping, motel house keeping, house cleaning, car detailing, mall and store cleaning, office cleaners, and fire and flood clean up. I could go on. Places to look for cleaning jobs would include, schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, offices, house, camp cleaning, and more. I suggest that you make a list of possible jobs and locations, you can use the yellow pages or a Google search to get ideas, then start calling and applying. If you need help, you can contact us at the Community Service Centre and we would be happy to help you expand your search. Robert - Vocational Counsellor.
Prince Albert Supported Employment is a part of the Community Service Centre and our focus is to help people with a disability to find work here in Prince Albert. Here are five reasons to hire someone with a disability.
1. A very Dependable workforce - Statistics show that employees with a disability are at work more and take less time off than the average.
2. Reduce hiring and training costs - Because Persons with disabilities tend to be on the job longer than average your training costs drop.
3. Improved public perception - A study done by the University of Massachusetts says that 92% of people look more favourably on business that hire people with disabilities. 87% of people said they have changed their shopping to support those same business.
4. Boost Morale of your workplace - An Australian study showed that staff members at business that hire disabled people have a higher staff moral for everyone who works at your business.
5. Join the crowd - People with disabilities are making up a greater section of the work force and a greater part of the customer base of many business.
A person with a disability may be the best choice for your new hire. If you want more information contact Prince Albert Supported Employment at (306) 953-4486 for more information.
Robert - Vocational Counsellor
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