More Summer Jobs for Manitoba’s Youth

Kevin Chief
Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief appears at a youth jobs announcement in central park on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (CHRISD.CA)

Youth looking for summer employment across the province this year will have many opportunities to choose from.

The Manitoba government has launched its annual summer employment programs for youths. The $9 million in funding being provided is expected to create 5,000 jobs over the summer months.

“It may be the last week of school for some, but for thousands of youth across the province, the learning and growing continues through summer employment programs that will allow them to train for valuable employment opportunities,” said Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief.

“These job opportunities will give many their first job experience and the opportunity to explore careers and develop essential skills that we need to build Manitoba’s future workforce.”

Last year, hundreds of students found full- and part-time jobs with government departments, agencies and Crown corporations.

— Staff