At the beginning of June, Canada’s oldest retail company, Hudson’s Bay, announced that it will be cutting 2000 jobs across North America. This movement will be fully implemented by 2018 and will affect all Canadian employees at Hudson’s Bay.
In response to this, triOS College: Business Technology Healthcare in Ontario and its sister company in Atlantic Canada, Eastern College, will be providing assistance to the employees being displaced by offering a $1,500 bursary towards any diploma program of their choice.
Hudson’s Bay is not the only retail company that are cutting jobs. Other retail chain store closures such as HMV, Danier, Jacob, Smart Set and many others have impacted thousands of Canadians who have formerly worked there. triOS and Eastern College recognized the effect of these closures and have expressed their determination in providing support to individuals who need retraining for other jobs.
“As career colleges, triOS and Eastern College provide training to get laid-off employees back into the workforce,” says Stuart Bentley, President of triOS Corporation, emphasizing the mission of triOS. “Our bursary is a financial contribution to help people explore their career options.”
triOS and Eastern college are encouraging the affected retail employees to access the bursary by visiting triOS.com and EasternCollege.ca respectively. This bursary can be applied to all nine triOS and four Eastern College locations throughout Ontario and Atlantic Canada. If interested, just simply print out the bursary form and find the nearest location to you.
The goal of this bursary is to alleviate some of the stress of the retail workers that have been let go and are currently looking at career options. If they have any questions, they are welcome to contact the location nearest to them to schedule a FREE career training counselling session.
triOS and Eastern College pride themselves on having helped thousands of people get back in the work force by providing specific career training, year-round starting points and substantial career service to prepare students (of all ages) for starting a new career after graduation.