Federal funding of nearly $1 million is making possible the creation of about 400 jobs for youth across the area, according to an announcement by Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu.
The money, which flows to the area through the Canada Summer Jobs fund, is being directed to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees who are looking to hire full-time workers for summer 2016.
The Canada Summer Jobs program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience specifically for youth aged 15 to 30 intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
The Canada Summer Jobs program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience specifically for youth aged 15 to 30 intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The program’s aim is also to help employers create summer job opportunities that focus on priorities important to their local communities, which could include special events such as sporting or cultural occasions.
“One of the most pressing issues I have heard from constituents is the lack of opportunities that exists across our community when it comes to youth employment,” said Gladu. “Thankfully, the Canada Summer Jobs program has a long history of helping assist job creators with the ability to hire additional summer students, by helping cover some of the costs associated with these positions.”
Gladu said she appreciated help received in facilitating the funding from staff at Service Canada who helped with the hundreds of submissions that came through under the program.