At the beginning of October, the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce launched a new program that is expected to encourage employers to hire skilled workers
Chastity Dunn from the Steinbach Chambers is excited about the new program.
“There is no question that employers are experiencing difficulty hiring skilled workers,” stated Dunn. “ThirdQuarter staff are can be the solution.”
The ThirdQuarter program is designed to link potential employers with potential employees over 50 years of age. The online service is being piloted in sixteen communities across Canada.
“ThirdQuarter workers have many years of experience and skills in the workforce,” Dunn continued. “They understand the importance of being punctual; they take pride in their work and are great mentors to newer staff.”
The program is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills.