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Calgary in a Changing Economy
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
12 - 1 p.m. MT
We are, all of us, aware of how Covid-19 has impacted our lives. Companies from all sectors are wondering how, or even if, they will survive these challenging times. For many, this has resulted in layoffs and unemployment rates are reaching levels we haven’t see in many years. For those of you who are questioning your own career stability or trajectory, now is the time to discover your inner entrepreneur. What are the skills you have that are valuable in the current climate?
Join us for the webinar to:
- Hear about the impact of Covid-19 on the economy and the labour force
- Learn about some of the companies and sectors that are still hiring
- Be encouraged to creatively apply your skills in companies and jobs you might not have previously considered
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Meet the Speaker
Court Ellingson, BComm'94
Court joined Calgary Economic Development in 2014 as a Project Manager and Economic Strategist. He works with government, non-profit and the private sector on the implementation of Calgary in the New Economy: The Economic Strategy for Calgary. From 2008 to 2014, Court worked in community economic development as a Senior Consultant with MDB Insight after working in Indonesia for six years as a Country Program Manager with CUSO International. Through his role as steward of Calgary in the New Economy, Court collaborates with businesses, non-profits and the public sector to launch initiatives in talent, innovation, place-making and business environment. Court is passionate about our city and making Calgary the best Canadian city to live, work, start and grow a business.
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