BC Is Hiring Thousands Of Laid Off Servers & Training Them To Work In Healthcare
The starting salary is $20/hr!
A lot of people lost their work in the pandemic and now the province is offering a unique way to make a career shift — new health-care jobs in B.C. will bring an estimated 7,000 folks a new employment opportunity.
In a joint press conference on Wednesday, September 9, the provincial government shared its plans for the fall to help protect against COVID-19.
[...]this campaign is open to all interested individuals, but will also specifically target people who have lost their jobs.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
The plan includes spending $44.1 million dollars to hire and train up new health-care support workers in preparation for the fall and winter.
All of the new hires will receive paid training and get on a track that leads to "full qualification as a health care assistant."
Called the "Health Career Access Program," it's welcome news to anyone looking to make a change.