Local groups open hiring season for summer jobs

By Gordon Lambie
Local groups open hiring season for summer jobs
A large collection of the groups benefitting from the Canada Summer Jobs Program sent representatives to Wednesday’s announcement ­including The Townshippers’ Association, Phelps Helps, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, The Lennoxville Youth Centre, Bishop’s University and Stanstead College, among many others. (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead was at the Club Nautique du Petit Lac Magog on Wednesday morning to announce $779,677 in support for 129 organizations and businesses in her riding that will be taking advantage of the Canada Summer Jobs Program this year. According to Bibeau, the funding will go toward providing jobs for 253 youths in areas ranging from tourism to agriculture.
“In addition to getting our youth to partake in our dynamic economy, these jobs allow them to polish their skills and to acquire a substantial work experience for their career,” Bibeau said, calling a good summer job “the foundation of everything that comes next.” See full story in the Thursday, May 23 edition of The Record.

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