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Akram Karimi’s Story

When Akram Karimi was laid off from the job she’d held for almost ten years, she decided to get help from WorkBC Employment Services Centre at Vancouver City Centre. She started taking workshops. Right away she began following workshop facilitator Tova Jamernik’s advice to treat her job search as a full time job.

She came into the employment centre every day it was open. “I was the first one there in the morning and the last one to leave,” she laughs. She also credits Tova for helping her stay motivated during her job search. “Tova recommended some great books that kept me inspired,” she says.

All her hard work paid off—Akram had a new job in a month, one that she loves. She encourages others to use all the free resources at the Employment Services Centre. “This is tax payer’s money well spent!” says Akram.