THUNDER BAY – Youth unemployment in Ontario runs at double the rate for the rest of the province. Premier Kathleen Wynne says that rate is 16.8%. The Ontario Government has put $295 million into the budget for 2013-2014 for youth employment incentives. That money can be accessed by businesses looking to hire young people for the summer.
Youth Energize the Workplace
As a business owner, it was likely a summer job that started you off on the path to a career. It is the skills, including the responsibility of working at a job that makes a difference for young people. The motivation, mentoring and encouragement that a summer job can start are important milestones in the life of a young person.
Harnessing the inventiveness of youth can make a real difference in your company’s fortunes.
Young people see things differently. For example, where is your company positioned online? Do you look at the Internet as a thing? Most young people know it is a place. A summer student could work with experts to put your company’s online presence on a solid base for the future.
Enter the Den
Young people from Thunder Bay High Schools participated in Enter the Den last week. The presentations from the finalists were to witness that there are some incredible youth in our city. The kinds of youth who will make a mark in the world.