Young and can't find work? Could this help?Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Unemployment rates for Ontario's young people remain high.
A new provincial program might assist some of them.
Job-seekers can now apply to Ontario's new Youth Employment Fund to find jobs and gain work experience.
Businesses and eligible youth aged 15 to 29 can apply by making an appointment with a local Employment Ontario service provider.
The fund helps employers offer four- to six-month job and training placements.
Ontario is providing up to $7,800 to cover a range of supports and services for each eligible young worker under the fund.
That includes up to $6,800 to help cover wage and training costs, and up to $1,000 to help young workers pay for job-related costs like tools and transportation to work.