Local students looking for some summer work can try a federal government program aimed at getting young people more money.
The Canada Summer Jobs program helps match young people with part-time employment during the school break between June and September.
“Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping employers in Cornwall and the United Counties of SD&G create summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy,” said local MP Guy Lauzon.
Locally, 85 student summer job positions have been assisted in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. More than $248,000 in funding has been allocated for 65 various local non-profit and public sector employers. The assistance will provide student employment hours totalling around 25,000 hours this summer.
“Canada Summer Jobs 2012 will provide up to 36 000 important job opportunities and experiences for students across the country,” added Lauzon. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity.”
To learn more about youth employment initiatives, visit youth.gc.ca.