Hiring a student in spotlight

Bryce Forbes

In hopes of promoting student summer jobs, the local Service Canada Centre for Youth is hosting a series of events in conjunction with “Hire a Youth Week.”
“This year, we are continuing our tradition of helping young people find summer employment,” Youth Services Officer Dayna DeBenedet said in a press release.
“‘Hire a Youth Week’ highlights the importance of getting that first job for some young people, or finding career-related work experience for others,” she noted.
The local SCCY (located in the post office building) held a sidewalk chalk blitz and outdoor booth today (June 7), then they will be visiting employers in Emo and Rainy River tomorrow (June 8).
On Wednesday, they will be holding an outdoor booth and handing out freezies outside the SCCY from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
A health and safety information fair is planned for Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Frances High School.
The week then will wrap up Friday with information booths at Canadian Tire and Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
One of the bigger events is the health and safety information fair on Wednesday.
“We know that youth are the most likely group to be injured in the workplace,” Youth Services Officer Jamie Petrin noted.
“We want to be able to provide the youth of Fort Frances with all the information they need to stay safe this summer.
“We are very grateful to all of our community partners who are working with us to prepare this event,” Petrin added.
“We are very excited about the strong commitment to health and safety we have seen from so many local organizations.”
Anyone interested in more information is welcome visit the Service Canada Centre for Youth office or give them a call at 274-7724.