Bissell Centre Employment Services addresses both sides of employment-related challenges: we help individuals searching for meaningful and sustainable employment, and provide employers meet their recruitment needs.
What Can We Help You With?
Our program offers an integrated approach to assist participants entering or re-entering the workforce. We provide employment services such as assessments, referrals, life management workshops, employment counselling, safety courses, resume development, supported job searches and placement opportunities.
Employment Services program offers a variety of safety tickets, such as CSTS, First Aid, and H2S for those who can present a job confirmation on company letterhead which states the required tickets for the position.
Full-time Employment Services Placements
Employment Services works with over 500 local businesses throughout the city of Edmonton. Of those, over 40 work directly with Employment Services under the Full-Time referral model.
Within this model, we work collaboratively with companies, taking the time to understand their hiring needs and company culture, so that referrals are done in a responsible manner.
Workers must access Employment Services programming to be considered for referral into Full-time placements.
Casual Labour Placement Services
Registered Bissell Centre community members seeking short-term employment can access our Casual Labour Placement program, where Bissell Centre connects them with employers through a variety of job placement opportunities.
Typically, workers are paid by direct deposit bi-weekly. Individuals referred to employers are provided with a healthy bagged lunch and basic safety equipment such as work gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, and coveralls when available. Highly motivated workers are often offered longer-term or permanent employment.