WORKING TOWARDS A JOB: A NEW HIRING PROGRAM

24 July 2017

WORKING TOWARDS A JOB: A NEW HIRING PROGRAM TO OVERCOME BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT

New Richmond, July 24, 2017 – The Baie-des-Chaleurs Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) is pleased to announce the opening of the new hiring program Working Towards a Job to help young people overcome barriers to their finding employment.

This new program is in addition to those currently offered at the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC. Unlike Tactic Emploi, young participants are not required to have a post-secondary degree. They must be between 16 and 30 years of age and have difficulty finding a job. The barriers they confront may be, for example, an uncompleted diploma, being a single parent, the barrier posed by the French language, etc.

“Working Towards a Job will help facilitate access to the labor market for youth who have to overcome various barriers to finding a job. By participating, young people will be able to acquire new knowledge in a field and thus increase their chances of remaining employed. This project enables us to create new jobs, encourage young people to stay in the territory and thus act as a lever for our local economy,” said Lyne Lebrasseur, Executive Director of the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC.

For the next three years, employers who hire a young person in this program will receive 85% of the minimum wage for a period of 12 to 26 weeks. The program is targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses, social economy enterprises and non-profit organizations in the Baie-des-Chaleurs region.

The Working Towards a Job program is funded at $255,370 over three years. In total, 30 young people and employers from the territory will be able to benefit from it, at the rate of 10 per year.

Youth and employers interested in the Working Towards a Job project can contact the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC for more information. The number of youth who can be employed is limited and the 2017-2018 cohort ends on March 31, 2018.

For more information, visit our web site : www.sadcbc.ca/localdevelopment

Source and further information:
Mariline Lamy-Poirier
Development and Communications Officer
418-392-5014 ext. 226
[email protected]