Every day about 30 to 40 jobseekers walk through the doors of Careers Under Construction.
The local organization provides services to youth and adults looking for employment in the Fort Saskatchewan area.
“Right now we're seeing tradespeople come through the door. We're seeing admin people, a little bit of everything," said Careers Under Construction program director Tanya Shewchuk.
While their walk-in numbers are slightly down, they’re still very busy.
Recently, there’s been a spike in men over 50 asking for help. Shewchuk claims they're mostly in the trades or oil and gas industry.
“A lot have come from Fort McMurray and they’re looking for something more local when there isn’t as much going on up north right now.”
Many come with no jobseeking experience.
The good news? Our local job market is looking up for spring.
“There is shutdown work coming. That means trades and labour and safety watch, landscaping jobs, greenhouses. We're seeing daycare jobs. There's a lot of new jobs coming up right now."
Careers Under Construction offers help with resumes, career counselling, online resources and other parts of the job search.
The organization has a daily updated job board as well as internet, computers, and fax machines for clients to use.
The organization also works with employers.