Hello Victoria Community Members,
Cultural differences can quite often be a foreseen barrier when hiring newcomers, but they actually enrich the workplace and create a more diverse workforce within the community. The Vancouver Island Refugee Response Team is hosting a forum for employers interested in hiring and retaining newcomer refugees/immigrants to their workforce. If you are seeking to hire and would like more awareness and education surrounding the benefits of hiring newcomers, this will be a great event for you to attend.
The forum will consist of speakers from varying employment sectors, such as:
· Dave Coleman with the Roofing Contractors Association of BC
· Jordan Perrault with the Construction Association of BC
· Kamal Panesar, Manager of the Employment Program of BC, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
· And others within various employment sectors
Here are at the event details:
WHEN: Friday, March 24th, from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
WHERE: The Greater Victoria Public Library, in the Community Room, 735 Broughton St., Victoria, BC V8W 3H2
If you are interested in hiring immigrants/refugees, please RSVP by Thursday, March 23rd to Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!