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Manitoba Creating More Summer Jobs for Youth

June 6, 2014 2:38 PM | News

The Manitoba government is creating more than 3,600 positions for young people to work in the province this summer.

Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief announced the opportunities on Friday, including 100 new Green Team positions.

“Summer employment programs, like Green Teams, are improving neighbourhoods across the province,” Chief said. “By providing youth with meaningful summer work experiences and opportunities for community involvement, we are helping develop tomorrow’s leaders and creating safer, healthier communities.”

The province will spend $500,000 this year for Green Teams and $7.4 million split between STEP Services, Manitoba Youth Job Centres, The Odd Job Squad and Career Focus.

Students can see if they’re eligible for employment by visiting the province’s website.