Known in the Richmond community for its work in helping people overcome barriers and reach their full employment potential, Back in Motion Rehab Inc. stepped up to the plate when the provincial government was looking for a contract provider to administer WorkBC services in Richmond.
Avia Employment Services was born out of that contract and represents a unique collaboration between a number of employment service providers and other partners.
"Back in Motion chose to brand Avia as the one-stop employment services company that represents all the partners we work with," says Lonnie Belfer, Industry and Community Liaison Officer at Avia Employment Services. "Avia is a social servicethat works hand-in-hand with our community partners. Our services are offered at no cost to job seekers and employers."
Avia Employment Services offers a variety of programs and workshops aimed at educating job seekers about finding sustainable employment.
"We're about teaching people to fish, rather than giving them a fish," explains Lonnie. "A big misconception is that you can drop off your resume and we'll find you work. We're much more than that. If you meet the WorkBC eligibility criteria then you can access our services free of charge."
Services include case managers who work one-to-one with individuals to access a variety of employment-related supports and training sessions to ensure they offer value to any potential employer. If you are connected to income benefits such as EI (Employment Insurance), PWD (Persons with Disabilities), or BCEA (Employment Assistance), then you may be eligible for other services, such as a training allowance. Your case manager will help you navigate these systems.
"We focus on what's good for both job seekers and the Richmond community," Lonnie says. "We know that if we do what's right for the community and our clients, we can't go wrong."
For more information on Avia Employment Services and its many programs, call 778.732.0285, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website http://www.aviaemployment.ca, or stop by No 3 Road location at #290 – 3631 No. 3 Road, Richmond. Avia can also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.