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Possible Made Here website adds tools for job seekers and employers

A number of tools have been added to the Possible Made Here website, a project of the City of Kingston, to support job seekers and employers looking for workers, according to a release from the City dated Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. These new features include:  A job board that combines

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Kingston researchers aim to document anti-Asian racism during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed Canadian society over the past five months. Now, a research project from KEYS Job Centre aims to understand its connection to perceived anti-Asian racism in Kingston. “This particular virus and the way it has been politicized by some — down south, but also here by

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City receives $633,000 to support diversified work places

The City of Kingston has received $633,000 from the Future Skills Centre, a research consortium funded by the Government of Canada, to expand the scope of the Workplace Inclusion Charter project first launched last August. Local businesses that commit to the Charter are provided with assessment tools and guidance to

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Suit Up event offering free, professional clothing to Kingstonians in need

Not having the right attire can seriously impede people from going to job interviews to get the job they need and want – and for those with KEYS, Dress for Success, and Well Suited, an outfit shouldn’t stand between a person and a job they’d excel at. It’s for preciously

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Learn about other cultures by doing something meaningful this holiday season

“Befriending newcomers is such a rewarding experience and I feel I am doing something really worthwhile and purposeful,” said Jackie Hassefras, a KEYS family team volunteer. During the month of December, KEYS Job Centre will welcome 45 people from a variety of countries including Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

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Local writers’ organization welcomes Syrian family to Kingston

Editorial note: This article was originally published in the Kingston Heritage in January 2017. As Jamal Saeed was ushered into an awaiting bus after landing at Pearson International Airport, he turned to his friend, Ray Argyle, whom he’d met just moments before. “Thank you for this gift,” Saeed said, referring

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