Nationwide expansion set for WeEmploy Inc. following Saddle Lake Cree Nation agreement

With multiple agreements in the works, WeEmploy Inc. presents new avenues to connect First Nation communities, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit agencies.

 

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 30, 2017 – Social tech company WeEmploy Inc. [WeEmploy.com] signed a service agreement with Saddle Lake Cree Nation [SaddleLake.ca] this month. The contract sees the First Nation community receive workforce and market analytics, corporate consultation, and social development support for its growing community.

WeEmploy creates opportunities for government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to better support indigenous communities across Canada. In turn, First Nations communities are able to increase awareness and create opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship, or social engagement where it is most needed.

Services include career training, employment integration, recruitment support, market and workforce analytics, technology set-up support, social investment opportunities, digital marketing, and social engagement.

WeEmploy’s services also deliver advantages for:

  • Governments: Local, provincial and federal agencies can collaborate with WeEmploy to support people in need with access to need-based services
  • Businesses: Large, medium and small corporations that want to employ indigenous individuals and those that want to engage the community can work with WeEmploy.
  • Nonprofits: Agencies that are focused on providing resources and services for indigenous individuals, as well as for marginalized members of the wider community can strengthen their outreach through WeEmploy.

“We see a future where businesses are fully engaged with diverse communities—a place where there is more awareness about the value of such collaborations, from both economic and social perspectives,” said Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc.

The Saddle Lake Cree Nation kickstarts WeEmploy’s nationwide push to deliver economic and social development services to First Nations across Canada. WeEmploy is finalizing multiple agreements with other First Nation communities in Alberta. -/-

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

 

Precious de Leon

Community Engagement Coordinator

WeEmploy Inc.

403-408-7767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & CoFounder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy Inc.(TM) is a social tech enterprise that develops digital solutions and strategic services for charitable agencies, businesses, individuals, and most recently First Nations communities. We connect business and community influencers with the goal of creating mutually beneficial, sustainable, and innovative projects.

Launched in 2015, WeEmploy’s flagship product is a recruitment tool that services businesses, nonprofit agencies, jobseekers and volunteers. We offer a more efficient and affordable employment alternative. We also encourage volunteerism among job seekers as way to build skills and network.

In addition, WeEmploy addresses other areas of social impact through SOS (System of Support). Launched in 2016, SOS provides services such as fundraising support, market and impact analytics, and marketing. Currently, the SOS Community includes over 150 charities, 8,000 companies, and 100,000 individuals

Visit WeEmploy.com and Community.WeEmploy.com. Follow us on Twitter (@WeEmployInc, @JOBS_WeEmploy, @TheSocial_CEO, @HireIndigenous) and on Instagram (@WeEmploy, @SOSsystemofsupport).

About Saddle Lake Cree Nation

The Saddle Lake Chief & Council is committed with the guidance of elders to develop an effective Government structure that will enhance the culture, language, employment youth programs and wellness for the community members at the same time retain the Treaty Rights of the Cree Nation members.

Saddle Lake Chief & Council bases their Nationhood through Treaties established by their forefathers including the retention of lands, culture and language as the foundation of the Cree Nation.  The strength of Nationhood will focus on developing the youth to become good leaders and that economic development will be a priority so that members of Saddle Lake will be healthy and independent individuals. ❖

 

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WeEmploy Inc. and TCETSA sign partnership to deliver more employment access to Indigenous communities

Tech firm WeEmploy Inc. signs strategic deal with First Nations groups to implement a unique System of Support (SOS) that caters to Indigenous-led businesses, non-profit agencies, educators, government and individuals in need.

Photo caption: WeEmploy and TCETSA team up to increase avenues for success among Canada’s indigenous communities.

 

CALGARY, March 13, 2017 – WeEmploy Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association (TCETSA) this week.

The partnership brings opportunities for WeEmploy to increase access to employment tools and resources for TCETSA clients, under the strategic banner Hire Indigenous (HI).

Since its inception 14 years ago, the TCETSA has worked toward creating stable, healthy and self-sufficient Indigenous communities empowered through meaningful employment.

The agreement also brings the potential for creating a strategic Indigenous Advisory Group and the deployment of WeEmploy’s SOS to assist TCETSA’s network in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The partnership is slated to run for the next four years.

“We created SOS to redefine benchmarks for sustainable community integration, particularly connecting businesses and non-profit organizations. We are proud to roll out SOS first with TCETSA,” said Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. “Moving forward, businesses will need a more immersive way to engage the community and for charities to access resources that can enhance their business-building strategies. SOS delivers just that.”

Work is already underway with various First Nations groups under TCETSA. WeEmploy is ready to deploy strategic business and technology solutions that can support indigenous businesses, related non-profit agencies, educators, government, and people in need.

The partnership includes the appointment of a TCETSA Representative Eva John- Gladue as a WeEmploy Indigenous Ambassador.

“Our community’s needs are continually evolving. Our partnership with WeEmploy signals our continued efforts to deliver innovative services and resources,” said Eva John-Gladue, Operations Manager at TCETSA. “SOS presents an opportunity for us to cater to every community stakeholder, from entrepreneurs and business decision makers to job seekers and and people in need.”

SOS provides a central point of access, extending WeEmploy’s platforms of service beyond the company’s well-established roots in employment and recruitment. The MOU provides TCETSA-referred businesses, agencies, and individuals with access to WeEmploy’s SOS services:

– Business-building tools:

  • Intellicruit, WeEmploy’s trademarked employment technology, connecting businesses looking to employ indigenous people
  • community engagement, cause awareness, marketing support
  • onsite training, leadership and mentorship within the fields of employment, volunteer, social enterprise and marketing

–  Funding network: A unique digital platform for funding and resource acquisition

–  Social resources: Access to social resources for people in need, i.e. job seekers, newcomers, volunteers

– Performance Metrics: citing Return on Impact and effectiveness analytics

 

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon, Community & Engagement Coordinator, WeEmploy Inc. | 403-408-7767 | Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. | 403-605-9239 | Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.
WeEmploy Inc.TM is a tech company that develops digital solutions and strategic services for charitable agencies, businesses, entrepreneurs, government and individuals.

A social enterprise launched in 2015, WeEmploy’s flagship product is Intellicruit, a trademarked recruitment tool that services businesses, nonprofit agencies, jobseekers and volunteers. The company also provides strategic solutions for influencers in business and community.

WeEmploy launched SOS in 2016. It provides platforms for fundraising support, market and impact analytics, and marketing. SOS is a community-centric platform that facilitates the exchange of information and resources between charitable agencies and businesses. Currently, the SOS Community includes over 150 charities, 8,000 companies, and 100,000 individuals.

Visit WeEmploy.com and Community.WeEmploy.com. Follow on Twitter (@WeEmployInc, @JOBS_WeEmploy, @TheSocial_CEO) and on Instagram (@WeEmploy, @SOSsystemofsupport).

About TCETSA
The Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association (TCETSA) envisions stable, healthy and self-sufficient communities empowered through meaningful employment. For more than 14 years, TCETSA has been the trusted and influential voice in workforce development of the six Alberta First Nations in the Tribal Chiefs’ Ventures tribal council: Beaver Lake First Nation, Cold Lake First Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Heart Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation and Whitefish Lake First Nation (Goodfish Lake).

 

Other WeEmploy news:

Newly launched Youth Sports Media Group plans to score big in Canada’s $5.7Bn youth sports industry

Business in Calgary-February 2016

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The MOU between WeEmploy and Vibrant Communities Calgary was featured in a double-page spread in the February 2016 issue of Business in Calgary-page 18 and 19. 

Links:

Business in Calgary

BIC Feb 2016 in Issuu.com

Read the Press Release here.

 

 

 

 

WeEmploy featured on Business in Calgary from WeEmploy Inc. on Vimeo.

In other news:

AMP Radio and WeEmploy Inc. unite to deliver landmark employment initiative to listeners

 

 

Here are the Business in Calgary pages, as printed:

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6 ways to avoid job scams

As if job hunting wasn’t hard enough, jobseekers also need to lookout for scams.

canadian-anti-fraud-centreWith many of us competing for jobs in an uneasy economy, scammers are taking advantage of the populace who just want to get back on the employment track.

It’s easy to say “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” The reality is that in times of uncertainty, like when looking for a job, the promise of rich rewards and our own desire to get hired can blind us from suspicious behaviour.

The Ontario Provincial Police created a page sharing tips and what to look out for to avoid employment recruitment scams. These include being wary of the use of “wrong grammar, spelling and wording” and odd phrasing.

This January, a jobseeker shared her job scam experience with the Red Deer Express. The publication’s Co-editor Erin Fawcett reported Donna Johansson brush with scammers, who posted fraudulent job listings on Kijiji and Indeed.com. On the first instance, Johansson was able to suss out the fraudsters with their fake ‘corporate’ locations, which showed bogus addresses abroad and in Canada. On the second instance, another company was asking her to send copies of her personal ID and passport.

The news follows a CBC report by Janice Johnston in November 2015 that reported job scams are on the rise in Alberta as unemployment rates increase. In it, a fake business consulting firm ‘TipTop Energy’ that have scammed jobseekers in Alberta and Manitoba. At least ten people came forward to CBC and have filed cases with the RCMP, at the time of CBC’s report. The suspicious posting was listed on Workopolis, despite the site’s initial screening process.

How do you protect yourself against these ills?

1 – Do a background check on your background check. Creating a website ‘front’ is easy these days, so make sure that contact numbers, emails and company staff are all legitimate. Verify information about the interviewer and the company. The following are some examples of what you can do:

  • Check the company’s digital presence (their website and social media accounts).
  • Look for profiles of current and past employees online.
  • Browse for any news coverage or corporate releases by the company. 
  • Scan for reviews about the company and their services on sites like the Better Business Bureau.
  • Scan scam lists online.

2 – Be mindful of the details. Are they asking you to meet in a dodgy area? Is the company email from a free account? Are they asking you to pay a fee in advance? These are some red flags that the ‘company’ you are dealing with might be scamming you.

3 – Keep your personal info on a need-to-know basis. Make sure you clearly understand why the company needs the information they say they require to hire you. Don’t share your personal information (like bank accounts or passports), unless you are signing a contract with someone you have vetted. Note: companies will never ask for your passport.

4 – Go ahead and ask! Ask about everything. Make sure the company is transparent with you and that you understand what they’re all about.

5 – Beware of vague job descriptions. Legitimate companies are looking for candidates with a specific set of skills to fill a specific role. They won’t use vague, roundabout phrases to attract candidates.

6 – Use only trusted employment agencies and websites. Sites like WeEmploy.com, only carry job listings from companies with which our staff have been in direct contact. This puts an extra layer on top of paid subscriptions to our security measures.

If you come across a scam, report it to the RCMP and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. You can also check out the latter for more information on other types of fraudulent behaviour.

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WeEmploy sample profile

A sample profile on WeEmploy.com shows the seamless display and detailed information available on the site.

CALGARY, 4 June, 2015 – WeEmploy™, a local recruitment software startup, was created in partnership with Friday Professional Group (FPG) to help more people find employment and volunteer opportunities. FPG drew upon the best practices of their 27+ years of experience in the staffing and recruitment industry to create an affiliation which could immediately help everyone.

By combining the most effective applications of job boards, social recruiting, and staffing agencies, WeEmploy has become a sustainable community resource providing access to employment and volunteer opportunities as well as social and community services. WeEmploy uses their partnerships with educational institutions, associations, charities, not-for-profit organizations and goodwill ambassadors to create a constant flow of candidates with knowledge of the employment, volunteer and community offerings.

Since beginning operations in March of 2015, the WeEmploy website has had more than 80,000 page views from over 80 countries and more than 2 000 candidates have created profiles1 to date. Registered users come from every demographic (ages 17 – 79) and have made over 1 000 applications. Over 100 volunteer and employment needs are currently posted on the site, and more are added every day. One thing is clear: people’s needs are increasing, and WeEmploy can react with an immediate solution.

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About WeEmploy

A locally owned and operated business, WeEmploy™ is a recruitment software company designed to empower the public to take complete control of their individual employment, volunteer or community needs. The WeEmploy™ proprietary algorithm, Intellicruit™, uses a profile-based system where candidates and opportunities are defined more clearly to promote efficiency in hiring. WeEmploy™ provides a better understanding of experience (employment, life and volunteer), skills, personality, and education, and in doing so can match needs much more closely to create an immediate solution. WeEmploy™ has reinvented the way employers post opportunities, connect to candidates and hire great people.

WeEmploy.com

About Friday Professional Group

Friday Professional Group has been providing staffing and recruitment services in Calgary for over 27 years as a locally owned and operated company. Comprised of recruitment generalists, FPG provides both temporary and permanent employees to our clients in different industries, recruiting for all types of roles.

Friday.ca

For more information, contact:

Precious de Leon, Community Engagement Manager

P. (403) 408-7767

E. precious.deleon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy™

P. (403) 605-9239

E. steve.mix@WeEmploy.com