The Alberni Valley Employment Centre wants people looking for a job in the city to ‘Dress for Success’.
So this Wednesday, Nov. 23, the centre will hold its first-ever Dress for Success event, where they will give away professional clothing to those in the community who can’t afford such clothing but need it for job interviews and the workplace.
“We are hoping to assist as many people in the community as possible,” resource centre advisor Jynaya Gray said.
“Clothing has been donated from those all over our office and beyond, as well as the donation of shoes, bags, jewelry and hygiene products,” she said.
“All items will all be approved as clean, gently cared for, and work place appropriate for both men and women before making it to the racks at the event.”
Several local businesses have also backed the Dress for Success event by donating items that will be given away via prize draws. These items include haircuts by Trends Design Team and Capelli’s, as well as baskets/gift certificates for beauty and hygiene products donated by Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills and Finishing Touches.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided, with coffee being donated by Serious Coffee.
The event will not only provide the public with a work appropriate wardrobe and the opportunity to win some great prizes, but we will also be there to share our employment services and let people know how we can help and what funding maybe be open to them while job searching.
The event is free and takes place from 5–7 p.m. at the employment centre, 4805 Mar St., Unit B. For more info, please call 250-724-4560.