Thursday, March 31, 2011
First Nations residents looking for job experience need look no further than the Matawa First Nations Office. The building is now home to a job resource centre. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy says its for both young and old. The resource centre will provide financial assistance to those residents looking to expand their options. Child care will be on site. Classes will be held to teach residents how to prepare for a job interview and write a resume.
A handful of home energy evaluators are without work in Thunder Bay because of the Federal election. The evaluators are in Limbo because the Home Energy Retrofit program is set to expire Thursday and can't be reinstated until a government is formed. EcoSuperior's Ellen Mortfield says hopefully the next government will keep the program going because it brings back 2 dollars for every one invested by the government in tax revenues and other spending. Mortfield says EcoSuperior has handed out 3 million dollars in grants through the program since 2007.