Helping young people
find employment

By Emily Grubb, youth service officer


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With the goal of promoting and facilitating youth employment, the Walkerton Service Canada Centre for Youth is opening its doors for the summer! We are looking forward to another successful summer of helping young people find work, and employers find enthusiastic employees.

The centre invites employers and homeowners to hire young people this summer. Youth are affordable, hard-working, skilled and ready to work full-time, part-time or on a casual basis.

Through the Walkerton centre, youth have access to a variety of services, including assistance in résumé writing and job interview preparation. Youth may also take part in workshops on effective job search techniques, offered by the centre's Youth Services Officers, who are students themselves. In addition, registering in the Odd Job Squad is an excellent opportunity for them to build their résumé while earning extra money.

The centre has a valuable resource library, which offers information on effective job search techniques, the labour market, health and safety in the workplace and other Government of Canada programs and services.

The Walkerton centre, located at 200 McNabb St., is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can reach the centre by phone at (519) 881-2305, by fax at (519) 881-0377or by E-mail at emily.grubb@servicecanada.gc.ca



Job postings are available on-line at www.jobbank.gc.ca under “Student/Youth Job Search,” “Ontario” and then “Walkerton and area.”

For more information on the Government of Canada’s programs and services, call 1-800-O-Canada (TTY: 1-800-926-9105) or visit www.servicecanada.ca/sccy 

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010