Falling through the cracks

Youth especially hard hit by economic downturn
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2012

In the fall of 2011, Cannery Brewing Company in Penticton, B.C., was looking to hire a microbiologist but couldn’t afford it, especially in the slow season.

So it signed on with the province’s Get Youth Working Program — where employers receive a hiring incentive of up to $2,800 and $1,000 for training — and was able to hire Scott Taylor.

A microbiology graduate from the University of Victoria, Taylor had worked seasonally for the Black Ball Ferry Line in Victoria but now works full time at Cannery.