Funding helps employ students
Over $6.6 million to create nearly 3,000 summer jobs
Youth and students can take advantage of employment opportunities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as the result of over $6.6 million provided by the provincial government for employment programs. This funding will benefit nearly 3,000 youth across the province, said Joan Burke, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills.
“Student employment is often a young person’s first exposure to the labour market,” she said. “It is a great way to establish positive lifelong work habits and acquire skills to understand the value of earning a living. At a time of unprecedented development and educational opportunity, our government is ensuring students and youth are helping to build on the growth already occurring.”
Employment programs provide jobs for youth and students that span a wide range of sectors such as tourism; culture and heritage; sports and recreation; environmental sustainability; health and medical; marketing and economic development. As well as providing valuable experience and important life skills, these jobs are helping students with the costs of education. A list of student and youth employment programs is included in the attached backgrounder.
“For many, Newfoundland and Labrador has always been a preferred place to live and work, and now improving economic opportunities are providing young people with the ability to settle in our province and make a life here,” said Burke. “With the expectation that the province will see as many as 70,000 job openings in the next 10 years, this government is directly supporting student employment and is focused on creating opportunities, providing skills training, delivering affordable and accessible education, and building a prosperous future for our young people.”
Employers receiving funding to hire a student are required to post the position on JobsinNL.ca. For additional information on specific student and youth employment programs and how to benef i t , v isit a Career Work Centres, http://www.lmiworks.com, or call the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline at 1-800563-6600.