By Brian Schultz
Students looking for summer work will have no problem finding it after the Manitoba government announced 2,800 openings for summer jobs on Thursday.
Under the Green Teams and STEP Services program, employed youth support summer programming for 21,000 children across the province.
“Many of these positions provide opportunities for youth to gain on-the-job experience in or around their fields of study and the benefits don’t stop there,” said Jim Rondeau, Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors Minister. “Young people get opportunities for scholarships, employers get support for new positions and communities get help needed to pursue new projects.”
Of the 2,800 jobs available, an estimated 1,500 students and youth will be employed through the Urban, Hometown and Conservation Green Team programs. These programs begin on May 24 or July 4 and end August 19.
The remaining 1,300 jobs are with STEP Services, which will employ high school and post-secondary students looking for work in government departments, special operating agencies and Crown corporations.
To apply for STEP Services, Hometown or Urban Green Teams, call (204) 945-3556 in Winnipeg, 1-800-282-8069, ext. 3556 (toll-free), or register online at studentjobs.gov.mb.ca.
Conservation Green Team positions can be applied for at the nearest Manitoba Conservation district office. For locations, visit Manitoba.ca.