Dixon Employment Resource Centre

Dixon Employment Resource Centre is a multi-purpose resource center intended for use by clients who need assistance in accessing the labor market.

It has 12 computers equipped with high speed internet, several phone lines, faxes, photo copiers and printers. Clients can take part in the daily employment related workshops, can obtain one-on-one assistance with customized resumes and job search research techniques, or can simply use the internet and other facilities to engage in job search.

The center will have intake forms that clients can register with and the center is open Monday to Friday. Our professionals offer on-going 2 to 2.5- hour workshops, 4 days a week. Topics to be covered in the workshops but to be rotated on a monthly basis are as follows:

  1. Introduction to Computers.
  2. Labor market information
  3. Researching companies and making cold calls.
  4. Internet job search
  5. Resume writing skills and critique
  6. Canadian workplace culture
  7. Job Interviewing skills
  8. Cover letters and references
  9. Introduction to MS Word and Excel
  10. Career Decision making
  11. Employment Standards, Workers’ Rights and other labor issues.
  12. Mock Interviews
  13. Effective presentation skills.

The center has done an extensive marketing job reaching out to the community. From the number of clients who now visit the center and obtain services, we estimate that by the end of a 12 month period, the center will assist about 4,000 clients, about 40% of whom will be new registrants. During that same period, the center will conduct about 192 employment related workshops.

For more info or to register, please call us at: (416)243-5154