Above: Cristin O'Sullivan Project Coordinator at Life Directions Employment Centre in Flesherton, Warren Munroe Employment Advisor at YMCA of Grey Bruce, Mina Perry Guidance Councillor at Grey Highlands Secondary School, Emma Hill student at Grey Highlands Secondary School and Glenn Walker Economic Development Officer at Southgate.
BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — High school students came out in droves to have the first opportunity to apply for a summer job on Thursday, April 25. Students had the first chance to attend the fair starting at 2:30pm. The fair was then open to the public at 3:30pm.
The majority of the employers at the fair were looking for both full time employees and summer students.
Unemployment rates for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region, which this area is part of, rose by 1.3 percentage points to 6.9%. The provincial unemployment rate rose by 0.5% to 5.9% according to the latest report issued by the Four County Labour Market. Previously this area had the lowest unemployment rate in the province.
The fair was a combined effort of Life Directions, the Municipalities of Southgate and Grey Highlands Economic Development departments and the YMCA of Grey Bruce. It was free for employers to attend and the first year these organizations put on a job fair, which they hope to continue annually.
For those looking for a job, the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce offers job search assistance, resume writing, career exploration, and employment Ontario programs.
After the students left, the job fair was open to the public.
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