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June 30, 2020

PROVINCE INVESTS IN OVER 7,000 STUDENT JOBS TO SUPPORT MANITOBA'S COVID-19 RECOVERY

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Manitobans Encouraged to Embrace Available Jobs as Economy Restarts: Pallister

The Manitoba government has facilitated the creation of more than 7,100 student jobs this summer as part of the province’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.
 
“Thanks to the hard work of all Manitobans, and early and decisive action, Manitoba is one of the safest places in the world from COVID-19, and one of the safest places to get back to work,” said Pallister. “Throughout this pandemic, we have been investing in solutions, and the solution in Manitoba is to get as many Manitobans as possible back to work as we reopen our province and restart our economy.”
 
Engaging students in work provides them with experience and opportunities to become inspired to follow career paths. Students bring real value to employers, including fresh perspectives and additional hands on deck as businesses adjust their operations to follow public health orders such as sanitization protocols and physical distancing measures, the premier noted.
 
The Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program provides a wage subsidy to businesses, charities and non-profit organizations for up to five student employees, for a total of $25,000. To date, more than 1,700 businesses have applied for support for over 3,815 student positions, for a total of over $19 million in financial assistance. The $10-million Green Team initiative has supported 1,860 student jobs within nearly 800 organizations across the province. 
 
The province also runs the Student Temporary Employment Program, which is expected to become one of the most robust student hiring initiatives within core government in Manitoba’s history, the premier added. 
 
“We have developed some of the most generous support programs in the country to help Manitobans bounce back from this unprecedented time,” said Pallister. “I encourage all Manitobans to take advantage of these initiatives and the job opportunities available as we restart our economy together.” 
 
For more information on programs to support summer employment, visit:
www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html.
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.
 
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