Archway Community Services holds job forum for workers over 55

Event takes place Monday, March 2 at Summit Centre in Abbotsford

A free employment forum takes place Monday, March 2 for those over the age of 55 who are looking for employment opportunities and support.

It is being hosted by the Archway Skills Training Results in Directed Education / Employment (STRIDE) program for older workers.

Several local employers from different sectors will be in attendance to meet with job seekers.

STRIDE staff will answer employment-related questions and give information on their program, which supports older workers in the Fraser Valley through training and one-to-one sessions with employment specialists.

“The general public needs to stop thinking of older workers as out-of-date and recognize the dedication and reliability they bring to their jobs,” says Frank Amadsun, the Archway STRIDE program supervisor.

“We’ve made some great connections between clients and local employers already and this event will have interested employers ready to meet and potentially hire attendees.”

The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summit Centre at #205 – 3600 Townline Rd.

Those interested can register by calling 604-557-3690 or emailing stride@archway.ca.

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