Worker Support Centre opens in Greater Sudbury

A Worker Support Centre has been established in Greater Sudbury to assist residents who have been affected by the economic downturn. The facility, located at 957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Suite 200, offers services to individuals who have been laid off, or who are unemployed or underemployed, as well as their families.

At the Worker Support Centre, resources, referrals, support and peer helpers are available to those who need assistance finding a new job, retraining and upgrading skills, or handling financial struggles. The Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. To contact staff at the Centre, please call 222-4118.

“Employment and financial struggles can impact individuals and families on many different levels – health, relationships, self
esteem, and so much more,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez. “Many families in Greater Sudbury are currently facing employment-related stresses, and I am very pleased that we can assist them through the Worker Support Centre.”

The Worker Support Centre has been developed through a partnership among the City of Greater Sudbury, Xstrata Nickel and the CAW. It is an Employment Ontario project, funded by the Ontario government.

An open house and free barbeque at the Worker Support Centre will take place on Wednesday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.