“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance”. – Thomas Huxley
We work collaboratively with employers to support, educate, inspire, connect with workers, and assist you in developing your workforce in todays labour market.
We are here to help all employers in our community to find people who are the best fit for their organization. We can help with:
- Recruitment and selection of potential candidates
- Resume screening
- Employee transition support during closure or layoffs
- Retention support
- Wage subsidy programs
Here are a few links that may be of interest:
- Provincial Government Programs for Employers offered by Employment Nova Scotia
- START Program
The START Program encourages employers to hire Nova Scotians requiring work experience. Financial incentives can be provided to employers with a labour need willing to support ready-to-work Nova Scotians. Incentives will vary depending on the type of employment offered and the skill level of the employee.
- Job Creation Partnership
The Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) is a program designed to support projects that will provide eligible participants with meaningful work experience that will improve their employment prospects. While project activities should benefit both the participant and the community, the focus of JCP is to aid participants in acquiring work experience that will assist them in finding full time employment.
- Here is a list of programs funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
- Small Business ACCESS-Ability: Small businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees, or both. Cick Here for more information
- Community ACCESS-Ability: The Community ACCESS-Ability Program reflects the Government of Nova Scotia's commitment to persons with disabilities by providing equal opportunity and improved access to community facilities. Click Here for more information.
Employment Engagement Specialist
The Employer Engagement Specialist will communicate with stakeholders on a regular basis to establish rapport, provide feedback, follow-up and ensure timeliness of recruitment efforts/activities. Employer Engagement Specialist is responsible for all aspects of running recruitment events such as: career fairs, Open House events, etc. The Employer Engagement Specialist will collaborate with team on a regular basis to establish a pool of qualified employers for the program. The Employer Engagement Specialist will also lead employer customer care efforts to ensure the resolution of any issues that may arise during program period. The Employer Engagement Specialist may also assist with placement efforts of clients.
The Employer Engagement Specialist can help you with:
- Connecting with qualified workers
- Recruit, retain and develop your workforce
- Access training resources, HR tools, labour market information and government training programs
Are you an Employer looking to expand and diversify your workplace? We can help. For more information, please contact:
Mike Little, DDM, RVP
Employer Engagement Specialist
W 902 422.8900
C 902 471.7746
Ability Employers is a group of employers in Nova Scotia who aim to create and support employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. By networking within the business community, and building partnerships and resources with other organizations, we are dedicated to reducing employment barriers faced by persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia.
Originally founded in 2003 as the Greater Halifax Business Leadership Network (GHBLN), the organization changed its name in 2012 to Ability Employers, and our current Board of Directors is excited about the 2016-2017 plan which includes: offering professional development and networking opportunities for Nova Scotia employers; exploring options for increased funding for Ability Employers; and achieving targets for membership growth.
Ability Starts Here
In June 2018, Ability Starts Here will be partnering with NS Human Rights Commission, Disabled Persons Commission, and Canadian Supported Employment Association (CASE) will be hosting an annual conference on employment with a day specific to employers.