The Fort Frances Service Canada Centre for Youth is hosting its annual Odd Job Week today through Friday.
Odd Job Week promotes youth employment by linking young people seeking casual summer employment with employers or homeowners seeking help.
“The Odd Job Squad is a great way for busy youth to make some extra money this summer,” said local Youth Services Officer Dayna DeBenedet.
“Homeowners can post odd jobs that they need done around their home or business, and a member of the Odd Job Squad can get the job done!” she enthused.
Young people can sign up with the Odd Job Squad at the SCCY, which is located at 301 Scott St. (the post office).
They indicate their work experience and availability, then are notified when a suitable job is available.
Examples of odd jobs include lawn work, clerical duties, painting, and flyer distribution.
The duration of the each job can vary from a few hours to a few weeks.
To promote Odd Job Week, the Fort Frances SCCY was scheduled to hand out refreshments and information at its “Beat the Heat on Scott Street” booth until 4 p.m. today.
The “Odd Job-stacle Course” is slated to run tomorrow (July 6) from noon-3:30 p.m. at the Lions Park, where participants will be take part in an obstacle course that showcases some of the odd jobs that are available.
Students are required to register for this event with the SCCY.
On Thursday (July 8) from 1-4 p.m. outside the SCCY, staff will be holding an information booth and taking Odd Job Squad registrations for youth and homeowners.
Then on Friday (July 9) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., information booths for youth and homeowners will be held at both Canadian Tire and Safeway.
Service Canada Centres for Youth provide employers or homeowners with a location to post job openings and young people with job postings, interview advice, résumé building, and job search strategies.
SCCYs also provide valuable information on health and safety in the workplace.
Homeowners or employers interested in using our services, and youth looking for summer employment, can visit the Fort Frances SCCY on Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
They also can call 274-7724, fax 274-7858, or e-mail email@example.com
Job postings are available online at www.jobbank.gc.ca under “Student/Youth Job Search,” “Ontario, “Kenora and Area,” and then “Fort Frances.”
For more information on Service Canada services for youth, call 1-800-O-Canada or visit servicecanada.ca/sccy