PRESS RELEASE
September 30, 2019

WorkBC Celebrates Official Opening of New Employment Services Centre in Richmond

Richmond, BC – Today marks the official grand opening of the new WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Richmond, BC.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and WorkBC proudly open this new location, named WorkBC Storeys, in order to provide employment services to help those seeking new jobs and new opportunities in Richmond. In addition to job placement services, the Storeys facility also provides affordable housing to low income seniors, and social programs and services to assist all community members achieve greater stability in their careers and personal lives.

Attendance at the opening ceremonies included special guests Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, as well as other notable dignitaries from the community.

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., stated that “S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is very proud to provide employment services alongside WorkBC to job seekers in Richmond for the purpose of lending help to those who otherwise might be under-employed or unemployed. Along with our partners Coast Mental Health, Open Door Group and the YWCA, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is excited to be the prime contractor of this program, and looks forward to serving the community.”

“We are creating access to opportunities for all people to build a good life for themselves and their families” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “Having a job to go to each day provides a confidence boost, and a sense of purpose. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been facilitating inclusion in Richmond for years, and I am confident that they will offer consistent and effective employment services to the community through WorkBC.”

The opening ceremony concluded with a celebratory cake cutting and refreshments, as well as a tour of the new WorkBC Centre.

For photos of the event, visit http://bit.ly/SUCCESSWorkBCStoreysOpening.

About WorkBC

WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. The organization also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses. During 2019, the number of WorkBC Centres has increased from 84 to 102 to make services more widely accessible throughout the province. For more information, please visit https://www.workbc.ca/About-Us.aspx.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in Canada. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

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Contact:

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]