Nicole Rennie (right), regional manager of WorkBC Fraser Northeast, and WorkBC Chilliwack centre manager Kim Andrews, celebrate the official opening of the centre with local dignitaries on Thursday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

WorkBC Chilliwack officially opens doors to its new location

The local centre opened in April and since then hundreds of clients transitioned to employment

WorkBC Chilliwack official opened the doors to its new location on Thursday.

Staff, clients, business partners and dignitaries all gathered for the open house to celebrate the new location which has been in operation for nearly six months.

“Since April, hundreds of clients transitioned to employment,” said Nicole Rennie, regional manager of the WorkBC Fraser Northeast region.

“We are passionate about helping people improve their quality of lives through employment and we want to make these services more accessible to more people including more employers than ever before.”

They offer folks access to job search resources, workshops, employment counselling, training, assessments, work experience placements and more. They also offer employers no-cost job postings, training, candidate matching services, hiring and job fairs, and access to funding to help them train new employees.

“I’d like to thank the employers of Chilliwack for your engagement with WorkBC employment services for the exceptional opportunities you offer to our clients,” said Rennie.

“With Chilliwack being one of the fastest growing communities in B.C. the need for this is so dire,” said mayor Ken Popove.

“WorkBC performs a really essential function in connecting workers with employees, and making sure employees have the skills they need,” added Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope.

WorkBC Chilliwack is located in Southgate Plaza at 200-45905 Yale Rd. The local centre employs 18 staff and the manager is Kim Andrews. Hours are: Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Nicole Rennie (pink scarf), regional manager of WorkBC Fraser Northeast, and WorkBC Chilliwack centre manager Kim Andrews, celebrate the official opening of the centre with local dignitaries on Thursday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Just Posted

Vehicle of missing Maple Ridge man is found in Abbotsford

Barrie Holt, 63, is also known to frequent Chilliwack area

Editorial: Vote wisely, but vote

There are no backsies when it comes to voting

Chilliwack RCMP officer suing the force for malicious prosecution

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth cleared of wrongdoing after misconduct hearing

Time to specify where Chilliwack spending priorities should be

It’s that time of year again when City of Chilliwack engages its citizens to weigh in on budgeting

Council votes to give Chilliwack homeless shelter an 18-month extension

There were more than 40 passionate speakers at city hall who had their say for more than four hours

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Workers at four Vancouver hotels ratify contract with higher wages, job security

Unite Here Local 40 president Zailda Chan says it’s the first hotel strike in Vancouver in nearly two decades

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

UPDATE: Vehicle located and driver arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run

Male pedestrian in his 50s died after being struck by vehicle on Highway 11 in Abbotsford

Talk to your kids about vaping, B.C.’s top doctor says

B.C. health officials have discovered the first vaping-related illness in the province

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Most Read