Employment Services in the Danforth Village

Justin Keswick came to Neighbourhood Link Employment Services worried about his future and was filled with uncertainty after he was laid off from a financial institution where he worked as a specialized IT person for over 10 years.

Justin worked with Career Specialists, Mr. Long Wu, in the Neighbourhood Link employment service department and together they designed a return to work action plan. In order to achieve his work goal to pursue a career in accounting, Justin completed a series of accounting courses. With the assistance of Job Developer, Mr. Paul Larsen, Justin was able to start his career in the accounting field.

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Justin Keswick (left) Mr. Paul Larsen (right)

However, Justin discovered that accounting was not the type of work he wanted to do. Once again he was thinking about how to find a new job. Looking for more guidance, he returned to Neighbourhood Link Employment Services where Paul helped him to prepare for a series of job interviews. They worked together to refine Justin’s interviewing and communication skills.

With the help from the trained staff at Neighbourhood Link Support Services, Employment Service Department, Justin was successful in finding a new position as a Call Centre Analyst at the Bank of Montreal where he enjoys going to work every day.

Justin says: “Searching for full-time job in Toronto is hard, relentless, heart-wrenching and cold. I found the staff at Neighborhood Link to be warm, welcoming and they helped me with the right services, at the right time.  Without the support of Neighbourhood Link in finding the right job for me, I might have given up.”