With Christmas over and a new year beginning, many people are in search of a new job or career. There does seem to be an increase in the number of people looking for work after the holidays. 

Although there are online portals like Drumheller Online, people still search for jobs at the job bank. Employment services are found in Drumheller at MH Enterprises. It is a busier time of year according to Darci Bertram from MH Enterprises. "January tends to be a little bit busier for us. After the Christmas crazy and then things start to settle down, people want to get back to work."

Some people looking for a new job or career are looking for a mixture of short or long term employment. "The older demographic, so people that have had these long term careers, are definitely looking for long term employment. Something that is going to get them through the next 10, 15, 20 years. Whereas younger people that we see, 18 to 30, are more looking for temporary, seasonal, what can I do to get through the next six months," explained Bertram.

With the recent demonstrations about the loss of jobs in the oil sector, it is affecting Drumheller as well. Bertram says that "Drumheller has been hit hard by the downturn in the oil and gas and there's a lot of displaced oil workers within our community, that are trying to get back into the industry but there aren't the opportunities there used to be, so we are seeing people going up north."

There are many programs that employers and employees can access through the federal and provincial governments in regards to training, wage subsidy programs to help with finding that new career or employee. If you have questions and are looking for assistance, contact MH Enterprises on the fourth floor of the Telus building.

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