There’s a lack of interest in working

Shop owner sets up nine interviews — only one person shows up.

Editor: I’m a bit mystified.

I’m the owner of a well-established retail store in Langley. Over the past several years, the business has grown to the point that I’m ready to hire some extra help.

I am offering a full-time sales job within the store. I am offering more than minimum wage with an incentive bonus structure.

The ideal candidate would have a can-do attitude, great customer service skills, the desire to learn on the job and the ability to pitch in wherever needed.

Too much to ask? I didn’t think so. I have placed ads in various different job-related internet venues, both government and private sector. In recent weeks I’ve been reviewing the resumés I received, and scheduled interviews with nine of the most promising applicants.

Of the nine candidates offered interviews, only one showed up for her appointment. Not a single word from the eight others.

Why am I mystified? I thought there was a shortage of available jobs, and I thought I would be deluged with applications. It seemed like a great idea to offer full-time employment to those looking for work. Apparently I’m naive. So much for the lack of work in B.C.

If anyone is interested in the above described position, they can give me a call at 604-788-6010.

Paul Baker,

Poco Military

Outdoor Supplies,

Langley

Just Posted

Langley’s Brunsch bunch

It’s all relative for lacrosse-playing brothers who are teammates

Coleman decides against running for Surrey mayor

‘I’m a Langley guy,’ MLA says

Glow Langley returns bigger and brighter this Christmas

Organizers will also introduce Harvest Glow — a celebration of autumn

Aldergrove Food Bank leader ‘retires’

Darlene Isaak has a ‘legacy written in the hearts and bellies of the vulnerable’

A closer look at law enforcement for RCMP junior cadets

Annual Langley event marks 13th year

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Thai soccer players rescued from cave meet the media

Members of the Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue.

Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave rescue diver a ‘pedo’

Musk called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile to his 22.3 million Twitter followers on July 15.

Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffleS his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Most Read