Bridges Employment Corporation
Bridges Employment Corporation was formed in May 1995 to aid individuals with developmental disabilities obtain meaningful long-term employment for an equitable rate of pay. Bridges also provides job search and job match services, career counseling, job development and self-employment initiatives.
Currently, Bridges represents 24 clients in the communities of Grand Beach, Grand Bank, Fortune, Point May, Lamaline and Lord’s Cove. Through the participation of the following businesses and agencies, 15 clients are presently employed under the 'Support Employment for Persons with Developmental Disabilities':
|*Town of Fortune
||*Grand Bank United Church
|*Horsebrook Trailer Park
||*Bridges Employment Corporation
|*Fortune Community & Youth Centre
||*Grand Bank Salvation Army
|*Grand Bank Auto
||*J.B. Foote & Sons Ltd
||*St. Alban’s Anglican Church
Bridges operates two seasonal businesses in the area – Horsebrook Trailer Park and the Craft/Tearoom. Through these employment initiatives, five of Bridges’ clients are employed with seasonal positions. The Craft/Tearoom, which is open from May to mid-Sep, offers a breakfast, lunch and dessert menu as well as a selection of Newfoundland Crafts. Its appealing atmosphere can be enjoyed by both tourists and local residents. Hours of operation are 9 am – 9 pm, Mon through Sat. Horsebrook Trailer Park is open from the end of June to the end of Aug. It provides excellent facilities for tourists traveling to the islands of St Pierre et Miquelon while local residents can enjoy a walk along the nature trail or a picnic in the park.
Bridges would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses which are currently participating by employing our clients. Any business interested in hiring our clients, or wanting more information about the benefits to employers, may contact Employment Coordinator Diane Hillier at 832-2090. Also, anyone wishing to become a voluntary member of the Board of Directors, please contact the Chairperson, Harold Thornhill, or call Diane at the above number.
'Bridges Employment Corporation is funded by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, under the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement.'