The Job Action Centre is ready for our Grand Opening! Now comfortably established at 108 Queen Street East in downtown St. Marys, they are ready to support more than 200 employees who lost their jobs when the Kraft-Heinz plant ceased operations. Everyone is welcome to drop by between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, speeches at 11:30 am.
The Centre is providing assistance with job search and resume writing, as well as information about Employment Insurance and Canada pension, counselling, and other employment services. Employees can drop by any time, Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Arnie Francisco, project consultant says “The Centre has been really busy already. A number of people have found full time permanent jobs already and our training modules have waiting lists. We are pleased with the activity so far and expect it to pick up now that people have had a bit of a break.”
The Action Centre offers important certified training such for First Aid, Fork Lift and other important items. Employees can receive up to $200 toward training, including external courses.
Ryan Erb, Executive Director of the United Way who is administrating the project says. “We are pleased to be a part of this important effort to get people back to work as soon as possible. Long have the employees at Kraft-Heinz been supporters of our work. Now it is our turn to support them.”
Mayor Strathdee is pleased that everyone is rallying. “It’s tough when a plant closes. It affects everyone, but I’m so glad to see our community doing what it always does – come together and support each other. It’s moments like these, although hard, that make me proud of being the Mayor of St. Marys.”
The Centre can be contacted at 519-284-3535. The Centre is open from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am—4:30 pm.
Funding for this Job Action Centre is provided by the Government of Ontario & by the Government of Canada and by Kraft-Heinz.
For more information or to set up an interview with Ryan Erb, Executive Director, call 1-877-818-8867 or 271-7730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.