Help available for Richmond residents looking for work

Richmondites looking for work have a new place to access WorkBC services.

A new WorkBC Employment Services Centre officially opened in Richmond on Monday, located in the Storeys building on Anderson Road.

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This WorkBC site, called WorkBC Storeys, was jointly opened by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and WorkBC, will provide employment services to help those seeking new jobs and new opportunities in Richmond. 

In addition to job placement services, the Storeys facility also provides affordable housing to low-income seniors, and social programs and services to assist all community members achieve greater stability in their careers and personal lives.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is very proud to provide employment services alongside WorkBC to job seekers in Richmond for the purpose of lending help to those who otherwise might be under-employed or unemployed,” said S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO Queenie Choo. “Along with our partners Coast Mental Health, Pathways Clubhouse, Tikva Housing Society and Turning Point Recovery Society, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is excited to be the prime contractor of this program, and looks forward to serving the community.”

Attendance at the opening ceremonies included Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, as well as other dignitaries from the community.

“We are creating access to opportunities for all people to build a good life for themselves and their families,” said Simpson. “Having a job to go to each day provides a confidence boost, and a sense of purpose. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been facilitating inclusion in Richmond for years, and I am confident that they will offer consistent and effective employment services to the community through WorkBC.”

The opening ceremony ended with a celebratory cake cutting and refreshments, as well as a tour of the new WorkBC Centre.

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