For Immediate Publication
CSEPR, SERVICE PROViDER FOR THE NEW YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FUND
Hawkesbury, September 5th, 2013 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is happy to inform the Prescott-Russell community that it is among the service providers offering the new Youth Employment Fund. This new program was announced earlier this year by the Ontario Government and aims at helping employers develop and train young people in their companies for a period of 4 to 6 months. Although the main objective is for youth to gain long term employment, it also aims at offering them the possibility to acquire professional skills while being paid to do so.
"We are happy with this initiative from our provincial government in the sense that it will allow employers to train youth in their own companies and to their own needs, and in doing so, help develop the skills of the younger population to specific jobs in our region or to professions for which we have an important gap" said André Roy, Executive Director at the Centre. "An amount of 350 000$ has been supplied to the Centre for this program and will be allocated throughout Prescott-Russell employers for each qualified person they hire through this program. However, the employer must have confirmed the hiring, and then can get the specified amounts from this subsidy" to add Mr. Roy.
This new program incorporates the other employment programs and services offered by the Center and aims at helping young people aged from 15 to 29 years old, who live in Ontario, are without a job and don't attend school on a full-time basis. Some exceptions can however be made for those clients who have a part-time job with a low pay or who have a "survival" job that requires few qualifications. As for the employers who would like to take advantage of this program, they must be licensed to operate in Ontario, be compliant with legislation (health and safety, employment standards, etc.), be able to provide a job placement for a period of 4 to 6 months in Ontario, be covered by safety insurance and provide job placements that do not replace current or recently laid-off employees.
To register for this program, or to get more information, please contact the Employment Services Centre. The CSEPR offices offering this program are located in Hawkesbury (134 Main Street East, 613.632.0179) and Rockland (2229 Laurier Street, 613.446.4189).
Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims at accompanying and supporting all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region's economic development.
– 30 –