For Immediate Publication
Determination and efforts well rewarded for this job seeker
Hawkesbury, May 3rd, 2016 – It’s with humility and great pride that the Employment Services Centre has received yet another testimony of appreciation and warm thanks for work it did with one of its clients. In fact, Ms. Jennifer Déry, local entrepreneur in the Rockland area for more than 2 years now, took the initiative to offer this testimony of appreciation towards the Centre for the work and support it gave her and the positive impact it had on her career process which brought her to the business success she now knows.
“I believe I can easily talk in the name of the vast majority of job seekers and say that it’s not easy to find work nowadays,” said Jennifer Déry. “At first, we believe it’s going to be easy, and that our skills and experience will drive us through and that our next job will rapidly be here. But, we quickly realize that it’s not always how things work out. That’s when the support of the Employment Services Centre becomes essential,” added Ms. Déry. “In fact, my job search brought me through different reflection stages which are, I believe, all normal when you are in a precarious job situation. My Employment Counsellor, Mireille Drouin-Farmer, was a remarkable listener and offered great support in order to help me evaluate the different options of interest available to me and to guide me towards available resources. Among these different paths, and through different job contracts, I evaluated the Second Career program for which I qualified to register, as well as received support from the Centre’s Placement Agent in Rockland, France Gareau, who matched me with a local employer, to finally realize that a business project was really my dream,” added Ms. Déry. “I then again got in touch with my Employment Counsellor to discuss my project with her, and she directed me towards the resources that could supply me with the necessary business training and allowed me to start my own company. I am very satisfied with the services received from the Employment Services Centre, and even though I often mention it to people in the community, I thought important to share it as well with the Centre, which is now done! » proudly concluded Ms. Déry.
« Ms. Déry’s case is certainly not unique to us and I could even add that it’s basically the essence of our work,” said Mireille Drouin-Farmer, Employment Counsellor for the Employment Services Centre in Rockland. “As an Employment Counsellor, it’s our role to help our job seeker clients find work that meets their expectations, and their career paths. Whether to fine tune skills or develop new ones, explore different career paths available to them or even help clients recognize their transferable skills, the services offered are adapted to the individual needs of each client,” added Mrs. Drouin-Farmer. “Services performed by Employment Counsellors exceed that of cover letters and résumé writing, although these elements are indeed part of the deal. However, it’s always very satisfying to see our clients succeed, and the success story shared by Ms. Déry is indeed a great reward for work done with passion,” concluded Mrs. Drouin-Farmer.
The Employment Services Centre is pleased to have contributed to the success of this new local business, and hopes for its continued success. Night Off Delivery, founded by Ms. Déry, offers delivery services of local restaurant foods and alcoholic beverages to the population of Clarence-Rockland and area. Today, the company has 11 part-time drivers who cover the Clarence-Rockland area including Orleans, Cheney and Alfred-Plantagenet. The territory and services offered can be found on the company website (nightoffdelivery.ca).
Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.
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