Manitoba youth job centres reach milestone

300,000 young Manitobans find jobs, acquire skills
||Last Updated: 11/09/2010

In the past 35 years, more than 300,000 students and youth throughout Manitoba have gained employment skills and experience along with valuable connections to employers through the Manitoba youth job centres.

"The services provided by these job centres are truly invaluable," said Minister of Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors Jim Rondeau. "This anniversary provides an opportunity to recognize their importance and the tangible difference they've made in the lives of more than 300,000 Manitobans over the years."

Along with employment referrals, the centres provide students and youth with vital information about employment-related issues such as labour regulations, resumé preparation, interview assistance, and workplace safety and health.

The centres also assist employers by posting employment opportunities free of charge. The centres operate from May to August with offices in Winnipeg and Brandon providing year-round services.

Since 2001, more than 12,600 jobs have been created through the Urban, Hometown and Conservation Green Teams and 1,253 Green Team jobs were created for youth across the province this year.

Also, 1,300 jobs were created for students in government departments, special operating agencies and Crown corporations this summer.

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