Older Worker Gets Training and a New Job During COVID-19

May 10, 2020

Sam came to WorkBC Langley after suffering a series of layoffs. Despite some previous experience in the insurance field Sam felt his age and his lack of tech skills were barriers to further employment. He contacted the WorkBC Langley during the COVID-19 pandemic seeking supports to find employment.

The WorkBC Langley Employment Placement Specialist provided telephone and online guidance and coaching and introduced him to the Wage Subsidy Program. In April Sam successfully interviewed with a local insurance company and with the support of the Wage Subsidy was hired and will be trained on software and technology used in the sector.

Some thoughts from Sam:

“WorkBC in Langley is the place everyone needs to go if they need support in getting a job. Very professional and friendly environment.

All the steps toward my employment were smooth and I didn’t expect to get a job so fast!

I’ll recommend Work BC Langley to all my contacts! Thank you very much!!!!”

*Name has been changed to protect the individual’s privacy.