The hunt for summer jobs is on, and the Human Resource Centre of Canada for Students here wants those looking for work to know its doors are open.
The centre, located at 301 Scott St. (above the post office), will hold its official opening Friday, starting with a ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m., followed by an open house and reception until 4.
“One thing we’re really concentrating on is our location,” said student employment office Christina Pochailo. “We moved last year, and I think that may have affected how many students came to us to find a job.”
The centre has been open since May 18, with Pochailo stressing jobs are available to both post-secondary and high school students.
“It started slow but we’re starting to get more jobs now. We have a few really good ones posted,” she noted. “Now our job is to bring more students in.
The centre has helped fill 15 jobs since it opened.
Jobs available range from full-time to part-time to occasional, with some indoors and others outdoors.
“We have a position for a summer ambassador at the Chamber of Commerce,” Pochailo said, noting their job is to greet and assist customers at the Chamber office and help out with events like Fun in the Sun and the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
For more hands-on work, two student maintenance positions are open with the Rainy River District School Board. Duties include general maintenance, mowing grass, and painting at schools.
Students who don’t live in town are in luck, too, as the centre has several postings for jobs with municipalities west of here, including Chapple and Emo.
“We cover a large area, all the way out to Rainy River,” said Pochailo.
More jobs opening are always welcome, added Pochailo, and employers are invited to attend Friday’s open house, too.
“And remember, we stated in the invitations that everyone who comes gets a prize,” she said.