Hire a Youth Week is here


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The Walkerton Service Canada Centre for Youth will host its annual Hire a Youth Week from Monday, June 7, to Friday, June 11. Hire a Youth Week promotes youth employment by providing job opportunities and networking events for young people and employers.

“This year, we are continuing our tradition of helping young people find summer employment, “said Emily Grubb, youth services officer. “Hire A Youth Week highlights the importance of getting that first job for some young people, or finding career-related work experience for others.”

Visit the Walkerton centre this week, at the following events:

  • Monday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., between Kincardine and Sauble Beach, for a Race for Jobs event. Two teams of youth services officers will race toward each other along the coast talking to as many employers as possible about the services of the centre for youth.
  • Wednesday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Owen Sound City Hall, where the Owen Sound youth centre will host an Outdoor Office to promote the centre's services to employers and youth.
  • Thursday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., between Owen Sound and Collingwood, for a second Race for Jobs event.

Service Canada Centres for Youth link youth and employers. The centres provide employers with a location to post job openings and young people with job postings, interview advice, résumé building and job search strategies. The centres also provide valuable information on health and safety in the workplace.

Employers interested in using the centre's services, and youth looking for summer employment, can visit the Walkerton centre between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 1450 1st Avenue West, call 519-881-2305, fax 519-3881-0377, or E-mail: emily.grubb@servicecanada.gc.ca. 

Job postings are available online at www.jobbank.gc.ca., under “Student Job Search”, “Ontario”, and “Owen Sound/Walkerton and Area”. For more information on Service Canada services for youth call 1-800-O-Canada or visit servicecanada.gc.ca.

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