Recruitment Event At Flying Colours Corp. Passes With Flying Colours

Flying Colours Corp., which is celebrating 30 years in business, held its first Peterborough recruitment event on the weekend to attract new and existing talent to the expanding North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions company.

More than 230 people sent resumes prior to the event, and of those 50 face-to-face interviews were held with pre-screened candidates. In addition, more than 110 walk-in candidates attended and met with human resource and technical professionals to discuss opportunities.

Summer Sun, manager of interior design, chats with a potential new recruit in the Flying Colours design suite (photo courtesy Flying Colours)

Summer Sun, manager of interior design, chats with a potential new recruit in the Flying Colours design suite (photo courtesy Flying Colours)

Existing employees at this privately owned, family-run company explained their roles, management responded to specific company questions, and the HR team accepted resumes and organized interviews.

“We’re optimistic that we found some great candidates and will be working over the next week or two to make offers to some of those interviewed,” says Ian Ross, director of human resources, Flying Colours Corp. 

Photo by Flying Colours

Photo by Flying Colours

“It was obvious from the look of surprise on some of the faces that they were impressed by the scale of our operation here and our capabilities in terms of program quality and complexity,” adds Ross. “As well as finding some great new talent, I think we clarified to many just what we do.”

A combination of existing and new roles were highlighted as Flying Colours plans to fill in excess of 50 openings in its paint, avionics, maintenance, interiors, cabin installation and upholstery departments by the mid-summer.

Learn more about Flying Colours here.

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Flying Colours Corp. Launching Series Of Recruitment Events

Flying Colours Corp. is launching a series of recruitment events to attract new and existing talent to the expanding North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions company. They take place Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd at its Peterborough headquarters. 

A combination of existing and new roles will be highlighted during the two-day showcase. Flying Colours Corp. is hoping to fill in excess of 50 openings in its paint, avionics, maintenance, interiors, cabin installation and upholstery departments by mid-summer. They are using the recruitment event as a platform to showcase the types of roles on offer, the dynamic work environment and the career opportunities the business presents.

Flying Colours Peterborough location is looking to welcome some 50 new recruits this summer. (Photo courtesy Flying Colours Corp.)

Flying Colours Peterborough location is looking to welcome some 50 new recruits this summer. (Photo courtesy Flying Colours Corp.)

Many of the new roles are being created to support the addition of a new paint and maintenance hangar, which when completed will add a further 100,000 squared feet to the Peterborough facility.

Existing employees will be on hand to explain their roles, management will respond to specific company questions and the HR team will be accepting resumes and organizing interviews. Flying Colours specializes in the custom completion and maintenance of mid to large size business jets. Every project is unique and requires the talents and skilled labour of a variety of technicians and artisans to perform detailed, hand-crafted work.  

“We’re looking for additional people to join our work family as we continue to expand,” says Sean Gillespie, Executive VP Flying Colours Corp. “We’re interested in everyone from recent grads who want the opportunity to work towards their license to seasoned professionals, skilled craftspeople and aircraft technicians. Many people in other industries might not realize that their skills are transferable, which is why we’re holding this event.”

Photo courtesy Flying Colours Corp.

Photo courtesy Flying Colours Corp.

Participants will be able to view a business aircraft and learn about how working at Flying Colours provides the opportunity to earn a good wage, excellent benefits and enjoy career progression while performing interesting and varied work.

The event hours are Friday, March 22nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To preschedule an interview, resumes can be sent in advance to HR@flyingcolourscorp.com with “FCCN Careers" in the subject line. 

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Peterborough Had Lowest Unemployment Rate In March

Great news for Peterborough, as new stats released show the city had the lowest unemployment rate of Canada's 34 census metropolitan areas in March.

Statistics Canada reports that Peterborough's rate fell to 4.3% in March—all the way down from 6% in February, 6.7% in January and 7.6% in December. Stats Canada analyst Vincent Ferrao says the unemployment rate in Peterborough hasn't been this low since way back in late 2003.

After having the second highest jobless rate of Canada's 34 census metropolitan areas back in November, Peterborough is now tied for the sixth best rate.

The province is projecting the Ontario economy will grow by 2.2 percent this year, so Peterborough needs to continue to capitalize on this momentum in the job front.

[Related: Top 10 Opportunities For Growth In Peterborough]

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Maryam Monsef Encourages Businesses To Apply For Funding Through Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Government of Canada recently announced that it is fulfilling its commitment to double the number of summer jobs to be created for students, helping them build a stronger future and obtain the skills and experience they need to contribute to our collective economic growth.

Funding for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is also doubling to $220 million annually for the next three years beginning this year. This new funding will help expand the number of youth who can be hired from just over 34,000 in 2015 to up to 70,000 this summer.

According to a release from MP Maryam Monsef, in Peterborough-Kawartha the priorities focus on skilled trades, tourism, arts and culture, and community celebrations but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

Says Monsef: "I encourage small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and public sector employers in Peterborough-Kawartha to apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs program so that we can help our students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, while supporting employers who need additional staff for the summer.”

The application period opened on January 4th, 2016 and has been extended until March 11th, 2016. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as May 2016.

For further information and to apply, visit servicecanada.gc.ca/csj or visit a Service Canada Centre.
 

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Watch: New Episode Of Peterborough Web Series "Jobless" Is Hysterical

In Episode 2 of the terrific Peterborough web series Jobless—watch the pilot episode here—characters Adam and Mike brainstorm potential career paths and struggle to combat procrastination before divine intervention comes knocking. There are some great lines in the episode, which stars (and is co-written by) Mike Moring and Adam Martignetti. Watch for yourself...

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There Are 3 Vacancies For An Easter Bunny Circus Performer In Peterborough

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Yay! ?

We kid you not. See job description below...

[via Job Bank]

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: COIN

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The Community Opportunity & Innovation Network (COIN) is celebrating its 20th year of pioneering in the social economy! On September 18th, 2013, at 5 p.m., COIN will host a celebration at its new co-working office space at 120 Murray Street in downtown Peterborough. The event will host previous and current board members, staff and clients as well as community leaders, partners, and friends of COIN.

COIN would like to extend an invitation to YOU! Come check out the silent auction, enter to win some great draw prizes, and find out what our social enterprises are up to. You can even check out the next event in the Peterborough Innovation Talks series at historic Market Hall the following night at 7 pm.

COIN is a non-profit community economic development agency, United Way member and partner of the Canadian CED Network. It was formed in 1993 to address Peterborough’s lack of job opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

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In the past 20 years, COIN has achieved a lot worth celebrating, including creating hundreds of new job opportunities for unemployed community members, partnering to generate new economic activity and investment, and the development of dozens of enterprises.

It currently operates four social enterprises: Peterborough Eats, reBOOT Peterborough, TekDesk and an exciting new co-working space in its pilot phase.  Social enterprise may be nothing new but COIN’s years of experience demonstrate the imperative for constant reinvention to stay relevant and have impact.

POST PRESENTED BY PTBOCANADA

POST PRESENTED BY PTBOCANADA

For more info on COIN (120 Murray St.) and this special event, go to:
Website: Coin-ced.org
Phone: 705.743.0238
Email: info@coin-ced.org
Twitter: @COIN_Ptbo

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Chalk Talk: Mayor Daryl Bennett

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PtboCanada's Chalk Talk is a snapshot of people's favourite thing about Peterborough. Watch for us around town as we would like to feature your favourite thing too! In this edition of Chalk Talk, Mayor Daryl Bennett was very enthusiastic about "The volunteer spirit of Peterborough!"

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Watch: Pilot Episode For New Peterborough Comic Web Series "Jobless"

[UPDATE, Monday, June 17th] Watch a behind-the-scenes update on the new web series Jobless below and the success of their pilot episode:

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With the unemployment rate in Peterborough hovering around a miserable 12 percent, a timely new comic YouTube series has been launched called Jobless. Created by Mike Moring and Adam Martignetti, and showcasing local actors filmed at locations throughout the city, the plotline is this: Two clueless/utterly unemployable twentysomething dudes strive to make ends meet by any means necessary in Peterborough. Brilliant concept. Now this series has great potential on many levels—at the very least, it shines another light on the huge problem we have in the community with young people finding any jobs—and who knows, could totally take off and create a few jobs/source of income in the entertainment industry. Watch the first episode of Jobless below; it's fun, self-deprecating stuff.

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Talize Is Coming to Portage Place

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Talize Mississauga

 

[UPDATE February 27th 2014: Talize will officially open March 8th at 9 a.m.]

[UPDATE November 8th 2013: They are slated to open the beginning of 2014]

Talize (see pics above and below from Mississauga store) is coming to the Portage Place mall in Peterborough, which means new jobs (you can email Talize your resume). So what exactly is a Talize anyways?

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Talize store under construction at Portage Place

Well, there are already five Talize stores in Western Ontario, with a new stores under construction in Portage Place. The stores offers vintage, new and nearly-new fashionable merchandise—with part of the proceeds going to support the Children's Wish Foundation. The selection ranges from housewares, books, toys and electronics to men's and women's clothing.

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You can follow Talize on TwitterFacebook and Instagram as well as sign up for their quarterly newsletter.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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