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Penticton job fair provides opportunities for recently displaced workers

The City of Penticton and WorkBC are hosting a job fair on Nov. 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. following a downturn in the city's modular housing sector. The job fair hopes to connect those who recently lost jobs with employers in the region seeking workers.
November 22, 2019 - 12:45 PM

A recent turndown in activity in one of the City of Penticton’s industrial sectors has prompted the city to co-sponsor a job fair.

Metric Modular recently announced the downsizing of its Penticton labour force following several years of increased demand for its residential modular housing.

The City said in a press release the contraction in business has hurt employment growth in the sector, and as a result, it is hosting a job fair with WorkBC to provide those recently out of work with new opportunities.

City economic development specialist Andrew Kemp says the area’s unemployment rate remains low at 4.5 per cent, with local employers continuing to look for new employees.

“This event is an opportunity to provide those recently out of work employment opportunities and perhaps a new career choice,” Kemp says in the release.

The job fair will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WorkBC office at 174-1848 Main St.

Employers interested in attending the job fair should contact Andrew Kemp at andrew.kemp@penticton.ca or 250-490-2590.


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