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trail-bc-takes-bold-steps-to-end-working-poverty
Skills Centre
2023-12-01

Trail, BC Takes Bold Steps to End Working Poverty: A Collaborative Initiative with Five Canadian Com...

what-a-living-wage-does--doesnt-do
Dan Wall
2023-11-21

What a living wage does & doesn’t do

your-coldest-night-of-the-year-contributions-are-at-work-in-the-kitchen
Dan Wall
2023-11-17

Your Coldest Night of the Year contributions are at work in the kitchen

welcome-lori-ketchuk-our-new-cfo
Dan Wall
2023-10-24

Welcome Lori Ketchuk, our new CFO

4-day-work-week-update
Dan Wall
2023-09-27

It's time for the 4 day work week

meet-zoe-mccabe-our-newest-project-specialist
Dan Wall
2023-08-01

Meet Zoë McCabe, our newest project specialist

leveling-the-playing-field-for-recreation--leisure
Dan Wall
2023-07-27

Leveling the playing field for recreation & leisure

welcome-tina-our-newest-project-specialist
Dan Wall
2023-07-21

Welcome Tina, our newest project specialist

change--growth-theme-of-skills-centres-impact-in-the-community
Dan Wall
2023-07-05

Change & growth theme of Skills Centre’s impact in the community

liz-anderson-joins-skills-centre-board-
Dan Wall
2023-06-23

Liz Anderson joins Skills Centre board

lila-cresswell-retires-from-the-board
Dan Wall
2023-06-16

Lila Cresswell retires from the board

dont-meet-every-single-requirement-apply-anyway
Dan Wall
2023-05-17

Don’t meet every single requirement? Apply anyway

start-with-heart--weve-got-a-new-employment-readiness-program
Skills Centre
2023-04-14

Start with HEART – we’ve got a new employment-readiness program!

women-are-setting-records-in-employment-so-why-is-employment-equality-not-changing-too
Alia Locken
2023-03-07

Women are setting records in employment, so why is employment equity not breaking records, too?

the-benefits-of-hiring-mature-workers
Skills Centre
2023-03-01

The benefits of hiring mature workers

angst-about-the-economy-you-are-not-alone
Alia Locken
2023-02-01

Angst about the economy? You are not alone.

low-unemployment-rate-continues-in-the-kootenays
Alia Locken
2023-01-24

Low unemployment rate continues in the Kootenays

where-are-all-those-jobs-were-hearing-about
Skills Centre
2023-01-18

Where are all those jobs we’re hearing about?

women-reach-record-high-employment
Alia Locken
2022-12-13

Women reach record high employment

octobers-given-us-a-lot-to-talk-about
Alia Locken
2022-11-18

October’s given us a lot to talk about!

mature-workers-retirement-blog-november-2022
Skills Centre
2022-11-09

Recently retired? Looking for part time work?

meet-heather
Skills Centre
2022-10-21

Meet Heather

employers-job-seekers-employees--how-are-you-doing
Alia Locken, Research Officer
2022-10-18

Employers, Job Seekers, Employees – how are you doing?

meet-sandi-oorthuis
Skills Centre
2022-10-13

Meet Sandi Oorthuis

august-labour-market-data-is-in-so-whats-changed
Alia Locken
2022-09-14

August labour market data is in, so what’s changed?

what-do-the-latest-employment-numbers-mean-for-you
Alia Locken
2022-08-10

What do the latest employment numbers mean for you?

is-this-a-real-job-posting
Karina Allis
2022-07-22

Is this a real job posting?

helping-people-in-our-communities
Skills Centre
2022-07-14

Helping people in our communities at the heart of Skills Centre’s success

cover-letter-tips-to-wow-the-employer
Skills Centre
2022-07-12

Cover letter tips to wow the employer

roberta-post-marks-23-years-on-skills-centre-board-of-directors
Dan Wall
2022-04-21

Roberta Post marks 23 years on Skills Centre board of directors

community-kitchens-participants-take-the-cake
Dan Wall
2022-03-29

Community Kitchens participants take the cake

10-resume-tips-to-help-you-succeed
Skills Centre
2022-02-25

10 Resume Tips to Help You Succeed

the-case-for-the-4-day-work-week
Skills Centre
2022-01-26

The Case for the 4 Day Work Week

community-kitchens-returning-to-downtown-trail
Skills Centre
2022-01-20

Community Kitchens returns to downtown Trail

fruitvale-now-a-living-wage-employer
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

Fruitvale now a Living Wage Employer

skills-centre-embraces-four-day-work-week
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

Skills Centre embraces four-day work week

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