Jobs Centre Opens to Connect Employers, Job Seekers

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba LogoA downtown jobs centre devoted to linking employers and job seekers is open for business.

The Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre brings together the provincial government’s apprenticeship, employment and workforce development services all under one roof.

Jobs and Economy Minster Theresa Oswald officially opened the centre at 111 Lombard Avenue on Thursday.

Services include employment/career consulting services, information on apprenticeship and other skills training and upgrading opportunities, as well as assistance for businesses with enhancing their human resource capacity.

“This new centre means there will be no wrong doors for employers or job seekers, and it’s another important step forward in building the skilled work force our economy needs,” Oswald said.

The province is aiming at adding 75,000 more workers to the labour force by 2020.