"Continuous check-ins and correspondence from the Employer Engagement Specialist (Derek Theriault) and my Case Manager really helped me with training, finding work, and just providing support, guidance, and resources."
"For the services (I received), I have no words to say. It is extremely great and we are 100% satisfied. We never felt helpless since we have (had) this business."
I met the NS Works Employer Engagement Specialist Derek Theriault in late 2019. He discussed the START program with me and how the NS Works Northside Employment Centre could help me with my employment needs.
In 2020, work was getting busy and I would need a labourer to help me on the truck. I contacted the NS Works Centre and they referred someone to me who was taking part in a re-entry program. The referral worked out and the young guy proved to be an excellent worker.
After his work placement ended with the re-entry program, I applied for the START program to hire him and give him more duties and responsibilities. He is still with me and enjoying the work. He may even consider working towards his class 3 license so he will be able to drive the fuel truck. The whole experience working with the NS Works Northside Employment Centre has been excellent for both myself and my employee.
"As a small business owner working in the position of the Executive Chef for a 16 room, 4 star boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant located in Ingonish, Nova Scotia Works has been a key to our success. As a former resident of New York City, the staffing issues in a remote location have been the biggest challenge to date. Nova Scotia Works has offered our business and our applicants a platform to connect to the excellent programs offered. This, along with the guidance of the highly skilled staff of Nova Scotia Works, have made it possible for our small business to succeed."
"I just wanted to share how much I am happy with the driving classes. These classes are boosting my confidence more. I am thankful to you for introducing me to the companies. The interest that you have shown in my success and development is something for which I feel very grateful. You are really full of life, kind and supportive. I hope I will also give you my best result and make you proud of having a good fellow."