Feds kick in $85 million for Aboriginals

Employment program could add as many as 7,000 jobs for Aboriginals, primarily in oil, gas and hydro development projects
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/08/2004

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he federal government has launched an $85-million program to help Aboriginals find jobs in and near the communities they live in.

Jane Stewart, Minister of Human Resources Development, said the government is putting the money, over five years, into the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership (ASEP) program.