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New initiative will combat youth employment

Published in the Advisor

Today, a new initiative called Escalator has been launched to help young jobseekers in Ontario find work.

The province’s government and private sector both agree youth unemployment is too high, which is why the government has partnered with CivicAction to make a difference.

As part of the project, CivicAction’s adopted four strategies for fighting youth unemployment:

  • use new platforms to connect youth with jobs;
  • help small businesses post job openings online;
  • help pool private sector money for job training; and
  • create mentoring opportunities.

Tracy MacCharles, Ontario’s minister of children and youth services, says continued financial support will be offered as a part of Ontario’s Youth Action Plan. She adds, “Youth unemployment requires a co-operative approach between the private sector, communities and government.”

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