Helping young people
find employment

By Emily Grubb, youth service officer


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The summer is fast approaching which means that there are hundreds of young people who will soon be looking for jobs in the Kincardine/Walkerton area. The temporary and flexible labour services that young people provide can be a valuable resource for your business. If your company receives rush orders, has an employee on maternity leave or needs to improve office efficiency, Hire a Youth!

Young people can offer many skills including:

Flexibility – Young people can often work days, evenings or weekends. Some are available for part-time employment, while others are available full-time. From physical labour to office work to computer programming, young people can meet your organizational needs.

Technological Skills – Today’s Canadian youth are among the best educated and most at ease with changing technologies. They have a lot to offer the workforce. But they have to start somewhere.

Learning is their Business – Youth are talented and adaptable. Learning is their full-time job.

Community Enhancement – Summer jobs help young people to enhance their employability skills, finance post-secondary education and contribute to the local economy.

Odd Jobs – Businesses and private households often have tasks that no one has time to do. Answering telephones, mowing lawns, faxing letters or cleaning an office are jobs that youth can help you with. Odd jobs help young people gain valuable work experience and can last from one hour to several weeks.



To place a job order or for more information, visit the Walkerton SCCY located at 200 McNabb Street. The centre 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.

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

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Saturday, June 12, 2010