Nova Scotia launches $3.5-million hiring incentive program

Program aims to boost hiring of youth, apprentices, unemployed
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/02/2012

Nova Scotia has introduced a $3.5-million hiring incentive program that will help young people, recent graduates, apprentices and Nova Scotians who have been out of the workforce get good jobs, said the provincial government.

Employers will be offered varied financial incentives to help ease the cost of hiring a new employee, and help cover costs such as training and wages.

The “START” program connects Nova Scotians looking for work with employers willing to give them the jobs, experience and training they need, said the governmnet.

"We have hundreds of workers who are ready to take advantage of some of the most exciting opportunities in our province's history, but don't have experience," said Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Marilyn More. "We need to keep our workers here at home, and Nova Scotia's employers can help by giving them the experience they need to build a life and career here."

The program will help employers find the right employees they need to grow their business and become more competitive, said Ron Anaka, owner of Canadian Tire in Bridgewater, N.S.

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