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December 03, 2007 14:00 ET

The Government of Canada Helps People in Nanaimo Gain Work Experience

NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2007) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that the Government of Canada will help individuals in the Nanaimo area gain work experience.

"Our government is creating the best educated, most skilled, most flexible work force in the world," said Minister Day. "This project will help individuals in the Nanaimo area gain practical work experience and increase their skills as they work with policing agencies to promote safety and security in Nanaimo's downtown core."

Through $74,000 in funding under the Job Creation Partnerships program, the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership will help participants gain practical work experience in the areas of strategic planning, coordination of security protocols, security patrolling, community policing, Web page development, communications, and office administration.

"Federal government support for this project is appreciated, and creating job opportunities for local workers is a bonus," said George Hanson, Managing Director of the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership. "Businesses and property owners in the downtown core will really benefit from the work that these participants will do in helping to preserve the vibrant and friendly atmosphere of our city."

The Job Creation Partnerships program supports projects aimed at giving insured participants opportunities to gain meaningful work experience. At the end of the projects, clients 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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