In response to rapidly changing COVID-19 public health directives, the YMCA of Cape Breton Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres have suspended all in-person services, until further notice. If you are a current client, a Nova Scotia Works staff member will be in contact to discuss any future appointments. If you are interested in accessing our services please message us now. Alternatively you can email or call one of our offices: Sydney, Glace Bay or New Waterford.
If you are job ready, with some computer experience, welcome to our resource area. The resource area offers job postings, as well as access to printers, phone, computers and fax, for job search purposes. The resource area is staffed with Information and Resource Specialists who can provide labour market information and assistance with resume and cover letter writing, as well as online job searching and job applications. The resource area is self-serve and available to everyone. Additional services are available, at no cost, through our workshop offerings, click below to view schedule and book a session.
If you are ready to permanently enter the workforce but are having difficulty finding, securing or maintaining employment, you are welcome to access our assisted services. First, you will meet with a certified career practitioner for an orientation on our services and to discuss your needs. You will begin to develop a return to work action plan right away, with clear next steps! These steps may include: job search strategies, career exploration, interview preparation, short or long-term training, as well as, access to funding opportunities to start a business, access training or gain work experience. We also offer job development services to individuals who are work ready but are having difficulty marketing themselves to potential employers. Finally, we offer post-employment support to ensure successful, long -term employment. This may include an orientation to workplace duties or assistance in accessing workplace accommodations. Call, email or drop into any of our locations to access our assisted services.
Employer Engagement Specialists (EES) work intensively with employers to assess their needs and connect them to job-ready workers, this can be done through: information, training, job development, workforce planning, job matching, human resources assistance, space and support for hosting job fairs and conducting interviews and referrals to funding programs – all at no cost. Connect with an EES right now!