Job Search Services
Employment Resource Centre
A staff member is always available to help and provide advice at our Employment Resource Centres where you will find:
- Computers, Internet, newspapers, a telephone, a fax machine, a printer, and a photocopier
- Access to adaptive devices for persons with disabilities (including assistive keyboards, mice, trackball, low mobility software and a Reading Pen®)
- Information on the local labour market, careers and occupations, Employment Ontario programs, and community programs and resources
- Information on education/training opportunities and requirements including apprenticeship and self-employment
- Career planning and job search strategies
- Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills
- A variety of self-directed software to learn at your speed
- Information on workplace safety, including rights and responsibilities of individuals and employers
- WHMIS and Basic Occupational Health & Safety certification
Employment Resource Centres are located at The WorkPlace in Sarnia. All services are free.
The WorkPlace Group offers employment services to assist in preparing for, obtaining and keeping a job. These services may consist of an employment needs assessment, the development of a Return to Work Plan, individual employment consulting, advice about job loss, retraining and education, job search techniques, labour market information, job placement services, and on-the-job follow up.
Employment Consultants assist people in finding and keeping employment. Clients are assisted to identify their employment strengths and challenges. They will create a step by step "Return To Work Action Plan", and will receive continued support to ensure successful long-term employment.
For clients that have difficulty with an independent job search, we provide additional supports through our Job Placement team. Our team may find or develop employment and assist in job negotiations or workplace modifications that will lead to continued success on the job.
- Identifying and clarifying interests, abilities, skills, and education in relation to short and long-term career goals
- Exploring training requirements
- Facilitating skills that support successful employment
- Job search tools such as resumes, interviews, job search strategies
- On-the-job training opportunities
- Placement support in resolving workplace issues to ensure a successful match
- Support to remove work related barriers
This support is available when continued employment is unlikely without further assistance. Eligible individuals can expect support and mentoring to promote long-term employment based on developing experience, workplace skills, capabilities and confidence.
We also offer free workshops to assist you with job searching. See our calendar of upcoming sessions.