Employers and students in Quebec see results from Canada Summer Jobs

    LORETTEVILLE, QC, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebec-Students and employers
alike in Loretteville will benefit from $20,741 in funding going to l'Union
des citoyens et des citoyennes des Deux-Rivières under the Canada Summer Jobs
initiative. The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International
Cooperation, Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, and Minister
responsible for the Quebec City Region, made the announcement today on behalf
of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social
Development. Funding of $21 million is being shared among not-for-profit
groups across the province.
    "Canada's New Government is committed to helping young people acquire the
skills, knowledge and experience they need to prepare for their future,"
Ms. Verner said. "Canada Summer Jobs is helping tens of thousands of students
who need it the most get high-quality, career-related summer job experience."
    Canada Summer Jobs is focused on encouraging not-for-profit, public
sector, and smaller private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees to
create jobs that not only meet their needs, but benefit young people who need
jobs the most. Many of the jobs funded are 40-50 per cent longer in duration,
provide employment to students who face barriers to finding jobs, giving them
an opportunity to gain experience that they might not otherwise get.

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