Job fair offers opportunity to work in Sooke

Event takes place March 27 at the Prestige Hotel

WorkLink and WorkBC will host a job fair in Sooke on March 27 at the Prestige Hotel.

The Sooke Region Job Fair runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and there will be about 20 employer booths set up.

“A lot of people want to live and work in Sooke instead of commuting, because traffic is getting worse all the time,” said Barb McLean, community coordinator for WorklLink/WorkBC. “So we want to help give people the opportunity to find jobs within their own community.”

From customer service and hospitality to construction or security, there is opportunity for everyone, McLean said.

The event is welcome to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds as there are a wide variety of jobs up for grabs. There will be options for both full and part-time positions, some with and some without required experience or education.

“Some employers want to train people from scratch, especially for the summer positions so those jobs would not require any previous experience,” McLean said. “But for say construction jobs, employers would be looking for skilled workers.”

Job seekers are encouraged to dress business-casual, and bring resumes along to hand out.

“Dress for success, and it sounds silly but remember to smile and be enthusiastic, because first impressions are so important,” McLean said.

To register for the job fair, visit For more information, contact Barb McLean at

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