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May 29, 2020

STATEMENT FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING MINISTER RALPH EICHLER ON STUDENT JOBS MB



I am pleased to share that the launch of Student Jobs MB, announced yesterday by Premier Brian Pallister, has been a resounding success. The Province of Manitoba has had a great response from both students and employers, and there is room for a lot more. Since the launch, more than 2,300 students have created profiles and submitted over 2,100 job applications. 
 
As well, more than 100 employers have posted 230 available jobs for students. The Department of Economic Development and Training has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from employers and students on how user-friendly and secure the site is. This tool will support Manitobans as we move toward Phase Two of the government’s Restoring Safe Services strategy on Monday.  
 
Student Jobs MB is a complement to the successful Student Summer Jobs Recovery Program. More than 830 employers have applied to the Student Summer Jobs Recovery Program, making 1,929 positions available since it was launched on April 24 as part of the Manitoba government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers have told the government that because of this wage subsidy program, they are able to hire more students and meet some of the increasing demands for their services. This is good news for students, employers and all Manitobans.  
 
I am confident the continued success of these two programs will help Manitoba rebuild its workforce and economy during these challenging times.
 
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