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January 17, 2008 12:29 ET

Minister Hearn Announces Government of Canada Investments in the Corner Brook Area

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 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 Corner Brook area gain work experience, explore career options, and find work.

"The Government of Canada is committed to creating the best educated, most skilled, and most flexible work force in the world," said Minister Hearn. "These projects will help Newfoundlanders who face barriers to employment get the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to find work."

Nearly $450,000 in funding is being provided through Service Canada. Humber Valley Community Employment will receive $415,674 in funding through the Employment Assistance Services program. Through access to job-search facilities, job-search workshops, and employment-readiness programming and services, this project will help people with disabilities get the skills they need to find and keep quality jobs.

2008 Newfoundland Labrador Summer Games Inc. will receive $32,353 in funding through Job Creation Partnerships. The Job Creation Partnerships funding will help six local individuals gain work experience through organizing and implementing the 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games.

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.

Service Canada brings Government of Canada services and benefits together in a single delivery network. It provides Canadians with one-stop service they can access however they choose-by phone at 1 800 O-Canada, on the Internet at servicecanada.gc.ca, or in person at Service Canada Centres across the country.


BACKGROUNDER

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.

Job Creation Partnerships

The Job Creation Partnerships employment benefit supports projects aimed at giving insured participants opportunities to gain meaningful work experience. At the end of the projects, clients will have recent work experience to add to their resumes. This experience, together with the networking opportunities available while on a project, increases participants' chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

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