MONTREAL, June 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, begins its grand tour of Montreal's downtown area today to meet with youth who are looking for a job. This mobile unit will be in service until September 11, offering personalized employment advice and a selection of positions available immediately, for 16 to 35 year-olds in this urban sector, particularly affected by unemployment.
This new service, set up by Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville (CJE) and supported by the Government of Quebec, City of Montreal, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and Destination Centre-Ville, was inaugurated today in the presence of young job seekers, employers and partners.
"At a time when the virtual is increasingly present, Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, is founded on an innovative and humane solution which can really make a difference in helping young people find a job," pointed out Martin Choquette, Executive Director of the CJE Montréal Centre-Ville.
"As an employer of choice for youth in the Greater Montreal area, we are proud to be associated with this initiative of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville. The Roulo-Boulo will help youth enter the job market while facilitating recruitment for companies like ours," declared Jules Hébert from La Ronde.
Step aboard for employment
Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, easily spotted on the road, will be in service from two to three days a week with a pre-established itinerary posted on the Facebook page of the CJE Centre-Ville. The jobs available will be listed on a screen set up on one side of the bus as well as on tablet-style computers installed in the vehicle.
Two counselors will be on hand in a specially designed mini-salon to advise youth, evaluate their qualifications, provide them with tools in their search for a job and put them in touch with potential employers. If the youth need more in-depth services to improve their employability, they will be referred to the CJE Montréal Centre-Ville for made-to-measure support.
For their part, employers are invited to come and meet the young people in the field and can hold a full day of recruitment in the bus with the Roulo-Boulo staff. The CJE Montréal Centre-Ville is open to all suggestions from companies that could help get youth back on the path to employment.
For its first summer on the road, Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, expects to support some 2,500 young people in their search for a job with an objective of placing 250 candidates. Companies such as Atelka, Enzyme Game Testing, La Ronde and Vitrine culturelle support the initiative and are already posting jobs via this service.
The eight stations for Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, are: Forêt urbaine of Musée McCord, Habitations Jeanne-Mance, Jardins Gamelin, Beaudry Metro, Place des Festivals, Place Pasteur, Square Cabot et Square Dorchester.
Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, is one of 181 projects retained during the Je vois Montréal event held in November 2014. It is now part of the Je fais Montréal overall initiative designed to support implementation of the proposals retained, all of which will add to the development and economic prosperity of the City.
Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, is supported by the following generous partners and sponsors: The Borough of Ville-Marie, Jack Marketing, AtmanCo, Atelier Laboutique, Mobilier Kanvass and the McCord Museum.
This project was also made possible thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program. For their support, the CJE would like to thank Marc Garneau, MP for Westmount-Ville-Marie and Jacques Chagnon, MNA for Westmount-Saint-Louis.
About Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville
Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville (CJE), is a non-profit organization created in 2000 which, together with the community, supports young people between the ages of 16 and 35 years in the downtown area of the City by motivating and coaching them in pursuing their educational, creative or entrepreneurial projects designed to find their place in the job market.
For more information on Roulo-Boulo, the Job Bus, consult the site: www.cjemontreal.org/rouloboulo.
SOURCE Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville
For further information: Marie-Josée Gauvin, Kilicom Public Relations, 514 845-8222, extension 222, [email protected]; Katerine Sdicu, Kilicom Public Relations, 514 845-8222, extension 224, [email protected]