Some of the women who participated in a recent makeover through the AbbotsfordWORKS employment centre and Dress for Success in Vancouver show off their new looks.

Job centre participants receive free makeovers

Women involved in the AbbotsfordWORKS program get the star treatment

Ten women from the Fraser Valley recently received professional makeovers to assist them in securing employment.

The program was a partnership between Dress for Success and AbbotsfordWORKS/WorkBC.

Participants met for breakfast in Abbotsford and were then transported to Vancouver in a limousine to Dress for Success on Hastings Street in Vancouver.

There, they met with a personal stylist and selected a new outfit suitable for job interviews.

The group next went to Holt Renfrew for professional makeup applications. Each participant left with a goodie bag filled with products. All of the services were donated by local sponsors.

AbbotsfordWORKS and Dress for Success are both non-profit organizations that prepare individuals in the community for the interview process and to search for work and maintain employment.

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