Employers and students in Quebec see results from Canada Summer Jobs

    BEAUPORT, QC, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Students and employers alike in
Beauport will benefit from $23,333 in funding going to the Centre
communautaire de Beauport under the Canada Summer Jobs initiative.
The Honourable Sylvie Boucher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister,
Minister for la Francophonie and Official Languages, and MP for
Beauport-Limoilou, 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,"
Mrs. Boucher said. "Canada Summer Jobs is helping tens of thousands of
students who need it the most get high-quality, career-related summer job
    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 being funded are 40-50 percent longer in
duration, provide employment to students who face barriers to finding jobs,
and give them an opportunity to gain experience they might not otherwise get.

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