Job seekers, employers gather


It was a job seeker’s paradise last week as the annual Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) and Nova Scotia Works Career Connections in New Glasgow held their annual information session for businesses and a job fair.

This year marks the second time the event has been hosted and both groups would like to keep it going annually.

“It’s been a good success,” said Heather MacIsaac of Nova Scotia Works Career Connections. The morning session included local employers and teaching a bit about workplace culture and other human resource related topics.

“I think it’s good to have all the employers under one roof,” said Cliff MacDonald, Employer Engagement coordinator of ISANS. After having previously hosted the event, MacDonald said that this year in addition to the information available the day of the event they have updated their website with more information for job seekers.

MacIsaac added that they were expecting a large turnout for job seekers in the afternoon citing that lately, the number of people seeking jobs has recently gone up yet employers are saying they have a labour shortage and cannot find enough people.

Representatives from different employers gathered last week during a Nova Scotia Works Career Connections and ISANS workshop and job fair at Glasgow Square.

(Brimicombe photo)