New digs for PeopleWorx

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Annapolis Royal office grand opening today

By Lawrence Powell

The Spectator

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PeopleWorx in Annapolis Royal held its official grand opening this morning in its new digs across the street from the Royal Bank on St. George Street. Town Crier Peter Davies proclaimed the event and Annapolis Royal Mayor Mike Tompkins cut the ribbon to official open the non-profit group’s new offices.

Tompkins congratulated PeopleWorx on its move and grand opening, noting the more—visible location will allow staff to help more people.

“In Annapolis Royal where history meets opportunity, giving people the opportunity to find work is a great thing,” Tompkins said prior to cutting the ribbon in the doorway of the bright blue and white building.

“We feel very fortunate for the opportunity to be able to provide employment-related services in this community,” said PeopleWorx executive director Shawnna Sequeira. “In fact, PeopleWorx has had a presence here since March 2005 -- so almost a decade.”

PeopleWorx is a non-profit organization which focuses on providing individuals with the opportunity for more. The organization does this through the work of a staff complement of approximately 40 who deliver various employment services and training programs stretching from Windsor to Annapolis Royal.  

“Last year we assisted over 1,700 new clients develop or increase their employability skills through our various programs and services,”  Sequeira said, “and successfully negotiated and managed in excess of $2.3 million dollars of provincial funding which we are very proud of.”

She said the relocation of the office to 253 St. George Street has been in the process for the past six months. 

“Our vision is to provide customized pre-employment programs and employment-related services to those seeking work,” she said. “We also want to expand our job development services and assist local employers with the capacity to hire, thus growing local labor market.”

Also attending the opening was Shelley Joudrey, PeopleWorx’s current employment counsellor for Annapolis County, and Annapolis Royal office staff Shannon Doubleday, Career Resource Centre manager and her team of project coordinator Helen Abel, and information and resource specialist Sue Cranton. 

Contact the Annapolis Royal office at 1-902-532-0605 or go to www.peopleworx.ca.

Geographic location: Annapolis Royal, Windsor, Annapolis County

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