2018 - 'Bridging the Employment Gap' - Connecting the Underemployed and the Understaffed
Burnaby Board of Trade businesses say finding employees and filling vacancies is their #1 challenge.
Burnaby Board of Trade non-profits say they have clients who are underemployed or unemployed and looking for work.
How do we bridge this 'employment gap' and connect the underemployed to the understaffed in Burnaby?
The Burnaby Board of Trade and Burnaby Community Services are co-hosting a 'design lab' to consider how we might fill these persistent vacancies with those who are working but still living below the poverty line. Facilitated by RADIUS SFU, the lab will:
- chart the journey of people who are working in precarious and/or low wage jobs towards stable, full time careers,
- look for ways to shorten that transition, and
- brainstorm innovative services to support employees and employers to make it happen.
We are looking for businesses, both large and small, to share their insights and experiences to help design a "Made-in-Burnaby" approach to solving the labour needs of local businesses while helping the under/unemployed in our community.
Date: June 25
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (lunch provided)
Venue: Shadbolt Centre (6450 Deer Lake Ave)
Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org