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Unemployed after Eleven Years, Linda Finds the Right Fit

September 7, 2017 | By
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Unemployed after Eleven Years, Linda Finds the Right Fit

When Linda first visited WCG’s Calgary Career Hub she had been unemployed for two and a half years. Linda previously worked in the oil and gas sector for 11 years and was laid off due to downsizing. She had concerns that her age was a barrier to employment and feared that employers were wary of hiring people from the oil and gas sector. It was Linda’s first time looking for work in over twenty-five years; she wasn’t confident in her job application or interview skills.

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60 for 60: Week Thirteen

September 6, 2017 | By
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60 for 60: Week Thirteen

Every trainer I have ever spoken to or worked with stresses the importance of cross training.  Always being one to listen to subject matter experts, I undertook a bit of cross training on Saturday.  I mucked out a few paddocks with my youngest daughter! And then I walked a half marathon!  It was a hot and humid day, but all systems were go!

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60 for 60: Week Twelve

August 30, 2017 | By
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60 for 60: Week Twelve

 

39 days and counting to October 8! Training is going well, I will be ready and I have no excuse to back out of a walk now.  Abbie, my new puppy, has me up and at ‘em by 6 a.m. every day!

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From Unemployment to Successful Entrepreneur

July 10, 2017 | By
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From Unemployment to Successful Entrepreneur

Jasson had been on a medical leave from his job and was feeling out of luck, until he discovered WCG’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Smithers, British Columbia. Jasson was suffering from mental illness and his doctor agreed he was no longer able to work in his previous position. He didn’t know what to do next, he was ineligible for active EI.

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60 for 60: Week Five

June 30, 2017 | By
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60 for 60: Week Five

Going into this goal of walking a marathon, I was well aware that there could be some “hiccups and burps”.

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