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Escape the frantic rush of densely populated cities and discover a better work/life balance this winter in Fernie BC. Fernie is small mountain town located in the spectacular Elk Valley, which winds through the world-famous Canadian Rocky Mountains of southeastern…

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Submitted by: Kootenay Employment Services – Fernie

Unemployment continues to plague our younger generation. The current spike in the youth jobless rate triggered by Covid-19, only compounded the existing challenges they experience in finding and keeping employment.  Youth in rural communities…

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Submitted by: WorkBC

This September marks the 6th annual Disability Employment Month in British Columbia. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique abilities of many employees, as well as recognizing the inclusive employers and communities who support their…

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Submitted by: WorkBC Centre Fernie

Covid-19’s impact on the local job market spread viciously and quickly. Like the rest of the country, Elk Valley residents are experiencing layoffs, reduced hours and job losses. The road to BC’s economy recovering is not…

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Submitted by: Kootenay Employment Services

“Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.” – Unknown

The East Kootenay has the third highest percentage of small business in BC with…

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