Graduate to Opportunity Success Story

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Meet Shakisha Downey, the administrator turned outreach coordinator at Halifax Learning Centre, who knows firsthand the challenges that many marginalized youth face on the road to academic success. As a recent Sociology grad from Dalhousie University, Shakisha was hired with the support of the Graduate to Opportunity Program, which provides salary contributions of up to 35% to Nova Scotia employers who commit to hiring recent grads for full-time jobs. Shakisha is now setting up her peers for success by using her skills, experience and insight to help strengthen the literacy development of young people in HRM.

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Nova Scotia Works-Career Connections Sponsors and Awards a Local Business for Diversity

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Nova Scotia Works-Career Connections sponsors and awards a local business for diversity. “This award recognizes modern workforce demographics where inclusion policies and practices are essential to attracting and retaining an engaged and innovative workforce, focused on the success and growth of the business. The award recognizes employers who have made significant progress in making their workplaces inclusive, respectful and attractive to a diverse group of employees. 2018 Recipient: Subway, Greg Burrows, Pictou County Franchisee

Pictou County Chamber of Commerce Honours Local Businesses and Business People


Tips for a Successful Job Fair

Tips for a Successful Job Fair Written by Heather MacIsaac, via St. Francis Xavier University Extension Department, Centre for Employment Innovation.

“…You see, career fairs provide a unique opportunity for employers and job seekers to come together, share information, and connect in a highly efficient way. As an employee, it provides a face-to-face opportunity to impress a potential employer – helping them to stand out in an employer’s sea of job applicants. As an employer, it’s a quick and effective way to source out local talent that could fill current or future roles in your organization.

So, in the event you’re considering a career fair of your own, you may appreciate my list of tips and tricks to assist you in your planning. Read on to learn what has worked for me, what hasn’t, and my absolute planning musts!…”

Marijuana Production Facility for Stellarton

” Marijuana could soon be produced in Stellarton.
Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray confirmed that he has been told Zenabis has received approval from Health Canada to grow marijuana in Stellarton in the 315,000-square-foot building that once housed the Clairtone plant.
Rumours had been circulating around Pictou County that an official announcement will soon be coming from the company. A spokesperson for Zenabis said an announcement will be coming on April 6. “

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