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Human Resources, Labour and Employment
July 6, 2009

Career Work Centre Opened in Springdale

A new Career Work Centre is now open in Springdale serving residents in the Green Bay area. The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, officially opened the new facility this morning, further extending the network of Career Work Centres that is being established throughout the province to provide improved access to labour market services.

"Career Work Centres represent an important part of the Provincial Government�s approach to helping displaced workers, job seekers, and employers adapt to the rapid economic changes we are currently experiencing," said Minister Sullivan. "Each centre is a welcoming environment that provides the information, technological resources, and employment supports that area residents need to pursue their employment goals and take advantage of new opportunities emerging in the province."

To date, the Provincial Government has committed $2.1 million toward expanding the Career Work Centres network across the province. Each centre is designed to meet the demands of both sides of the employment equation: employers and job seekers. The centres provide employers and community leaders with valuable statistics and timely information about employment trends, and they also provide meeting space where local businesses can conduct interviews for vacant positions or hold training sessions. Job seekers may use Career Work Centres to find out where employment opportunities exist and then get one-on-one help with preparing for these opportunities. In addition, a telephone, fax, photocopier, and computer are available at no cost to anyone searching for employment.

"I�m very pleased to see this Career Work Centre established in my district at this time," said Kevin Pollard, MHA for Baie Verte-Springdale. "Many people have been affected by changing circumstances in specific industries, but this centre represents one of the many initiatives the Williams Government is undertaking to help people in all areas of the province achieve their employment goals."

"Seeing the Career Work Centre network extended to Springdale is an exciting development," said Ray Hunter, MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South. "Career Work Centres are having a positive impact in other areas of the province, and so I am looking forward to seeing Green Bay area residents benefit from the extensive employment supports that will be available through this new facility."

By the end of this year, the Career Work Centre network will comprise 14 locations providing employment support services to all areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. To find out more about Career Work Centres, visit the Provincial Government�s LMIWorks website, at

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Jennifer Collingwood
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Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
709-729-0753, 690-2498
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2009 07 06                                                   10:50 a.m.

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