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January 18, 2008 15:52 ET

Minister Hearn Announces Government of Canada Investments in Deer Lake

DEER LAKE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2008) - The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide funding to help individuals in the Deer Lake area gain work experience, explore career options, and find work.

"Our government is proud to support community organizations, like Supported Employment Deer Lake Extended Regions and the Green Bay South Education Committee, that help unemployed individuals find and keep quality jobs," said Minister Hearn. "Not only will our investment help more than 1,000 individuals in the Deer Lake area who need employment and career assistance, but it will also benefit local employers and the local economy."

More than $300,000 in funding is being provided through Service Canada. Supported Employment Deer Lake Extended Regions (SEDLER) will receive $213,893, and the Green Bay South Education Committee will receive $93,196 in funding through the Employment Assistance Services program. As a result of access to job-search facilities, job-search workshops, and employment-readiness programming and services, these projects will help unemployed workers and people with disabilities get the skills they need to find and keep quality jobs.

These projects reflect the Government of Canada's commitment to creating a strong economy for all Canadians. Through Advantage Canada, the Government is building on Canada's strengths and developing a global competitive advantage by creating the best educated, most skilled, and most flexible work force in the world, reducing taxes for all Canadians, increasing competition in the marketplace, and building modern infrastructure.

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BACKGROUND

Employment Assistance Services

The Employment Assistance Services (EAS) program supports projects aimed at helping insured participants gain the skills they need to find meaningful employment. Employment Assistance Services include providing clients with information about the labour market, help preparing resumes, career-planning services, employment counselling, diagnostic assessment, help with job-search skills, job-finding clubs, and job-placement services.

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