The City of Surrey was named a top employer for young people, according to a press release today. With 3,400 employees, Surrey has been one of B.C.’s top employers for the last eight years so the new recognition doesn’t come as a surprise.
On their website, the city asked its employers why they enjoy working for them.
“Due to the length of time we spend with co-workers, we begin to understand their cultural backgrounds, appreciate the differences and — in the process — learn how other cultural groups contribute to our social structure and our work teams,” responded Jo-Ann, who works for the Finance & Technology department.
A closer look at some possibly taken-for-granted positions being offered by the city:
Includes, but not limited to “operation of refrigeration, ice making and water treatment equipment and machinery.”
“Processing By-law violations and complaints, recommending legal action and gathering sufficient evidence to support charges.”
“Investigates complaints regarding animal related by-law violations, catches and transports stray animals, issues tickets, and performs related clerical work.”
“Meeting with members of the public to assess and provide meaningful solutions for their interment and memorialization needs.”
The city also hires Zumba, pilates and other fitness instructors. I can see how they are considered such a great employer with such a broad spectrum to offer jobs in.