Leah Wynsouw is the human resources director at Archway Community Services, which is holding a recruitment fair on Feb. 24. Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Leah Wynsouw is the human resources director at Archway Community Services, which is holding a recruitment fair on Feb. 24. Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Archway Community Services hosts recruitment fair

Event takes place Monday, Feb. 24 at Highstreet in Abbotsford

Archway Community Services hosts a recruitment fair on Monday, Feb. 24.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community room (G135) at Highstreet shopping centre at 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd.

Archway is one of the biggest non-profit organizations in B.C. and currently employs more than 400 people in more than 20 different locations in the Fraser Valley.

With over 90 programs and services, the career opportunities at Archway range from youth workers, counsellors and accounting clerks to recycling-plant workers.

Archway also offers volunteer opportunities and practicums for post-secondary students.

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Archway staff will be on hand to give potential employees information and speak about what it’s like to work there.

“As a human services organization, our staff are our most valuable asset,” says Leah Wynsouw, the director of human resources.

There will also be opportunities for new immigrants and people over 55 to learn more about employment services through Archway programs.

Wynsouw herself started at the agency in 1995 after being a client in one of the employment programs.

Within two years, she moved from a temporary position to the office and facilities manager. As the agency grew rapidly, she had the chance to take on more human resources tasks and eventually became the human resources director.

“My story isn’t unusual here. We offer career-advancement opportunities as well as training to support our staff’s career development,” Wynsouw said.

“It’s been an amazing place to work for the last 25 years and we’re excited to share our opportunities at the recruitment fair.”

The event is open to all, but RSVPs are appreciated at Archway.ca/careers.