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August 30, 2007 14:45 ET

Canada's New Government Helps People in Labrador Find Work

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador, and Member of Parliament for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that Canada's New Government will invest nearly $700,000 in funding for five projects to help individuals in Labrador find work.

"Canada's New Government is investing in projects that will help young people and adults in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City, and Forteau regions prepare for the workforce," said Minister Hearn. "These projects will also allow them to contribute to their communities and help build a more productive local economy."

Through the Employment Assistance Services and Self-Employment Assistance programs, the Labrador Community Development Corporation will receive $56,935, the Southern Labrador Development Association will receive $105,195, the Labrador West Employment Corporation will receive $177,590, Lake Melville Community Employment Inc. will receive $87,959, and Southern Star Employment of the Labrador Metis Nation will receive $264,497.

Over the coming 12 to 18 months, these organizations will help more than 900 unemployed individuals-including Aboriginal people, youth, and people with developmental disabilities-prepare for, find, and keep good jobs. The employment services being offered include needs assessment, employment counselling, career-planning advice, job-search assistance, case management, and business-plan development. These projects are examples of the many services funded through Service Canada to help people find jobs.

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