Antigonish and Pictou Counties offer employment opportunities in financial and customer services, trades and education. There are also plenty of organizations who offer volunteer positions, which can be very helpful for gaining insight and experience in workplaces.
When searching for a job there are plenty of services there to help you, including specialists who can help you build a professional resume and websites that compile job postings (list of websites can be found below). For guidance in career development, resume advice, workshops, etc. the following organizations are available:
Having trouble finding work?: If you have recently been laid off from a job or are struggling to find a job with enough income to support your family, there are services and programs provided by the Nova Scotia Government through Employment Support and Income Assistance.
If you are looking for employment and have a disability, you can receive help through Employment Support Services in the Government of Nova Scotia. You can contact Career Connections in New Glasgow or Antigonish Career Resource Centre in the town of Antigonish, for information on how to receive assistance. For further information, review the resources provided on their website. 211 Nova Scotia provides a variety of information about disability supports and services.
Most organizations will accept volunteers when asked but do not advertise volunteering opportunities, while other organizations depend on volunteers in order to operate. Depending on which industry you are interested in or skills you wish to gain, there are plenty of volunteer positions that you can consider. The following is a list of just some of the organizations in the area that are always looking for volunteers:
Employment & Volunteering
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