Drop in: Centre opens doors today

September is disability employment month in B.C. and you can celebrate at an open house in Duncan.

September is disability employment month in B.C. and you can celebrate at an open house in Duncan.

Here in the Cowichan region, employers from all sectors recognize the benefits people with disabilities bring to the workplace. Employers understand that hiring people with disabilities is good for business. Job seekers and employers can contact their local WorkBC Employment Services Centre to learn more about inclusive hiring resources and services and supports to help people with disabilities obtain employment.

Global Vocational Services, in coordination with community partners, delivers a range of employment services through Work BC Employment Services Centre storefront locations in Duncan and Ladysmith, as well as a satellite office in Lake Cowichan. Services are diverse and focused on meeting the needs of area job seekers and employers as well as the shifting labour market. Their mandate is to support eligible British Columbians to gain sustainable employment. Centres are open Monday to Friday,           8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 WorkBC, Duncan Employment Service Centre, will host a drop-in open house from 1 p.m. to                4 p.m., to highlight the range of services and supports available to help job seekers with disabilities, as well as resources for employers who want to hire people with disabilities and build inclusive workplaces.