New Employment Centre Comes to Calgary via The Mustard Seed

Posted: August 2, 2011 by Ty in Current Events, Spirituality
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From www.ctv.ca

Planting the employment seed

<!–Employment Centre –>Employment CentreThe Mustard Seed Employment Centre offers services and support for clients looking for work.

Updated:  Tue Aug. 02 2011 17:51:27

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ctvcalgary.ca

 

A local agency that houses and feeds Calgary’s homeless has launched a major new employment initiative to prepare people for a return to the work force.

 

The Mustard Seed has opened a new employment centre that will help the homeless get off the street and into jobs.

 

The Seed’s Director of Support Services, Cliff Wiebe, says a large segment of the homeless population wants to work and move their lives forward.

 

The goal of the program is to work with clients to find suitable work and guide them to be self sufficient.

 

Wiebe also understands that looking for work can be intimidating for anyone, especially if you have limited skills and no fixed address.

 

Wiebe says helping a homeless person get stable housing is a big part of the employment plan.

 

 

“We are working with the Homeless Foundation and the City of Calgary with the ten year plan to end homelessness and the Housing First model and getting people into housing, and once they are in housing we give them wrap around care and support for a whole year,” said Wiebe.

 

The Employment Centre will also work to build positive relationships with prospective employers and volunteers have stepped up to help clients with resumes and interviews.

 

The centre will continue their relationship with the client even after they find a job by providing coaching, problem solving, and support.

 

To learn more about the initiative visit the Mustard Seed’s website.

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