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September 24, 2013 14:13 ET

Forget Twerking, We'd Rather be Working: This Year's "Canada's Top Employers for Young People" Announced

Young people pay special attention to employers that create meaningful employment for recent graduates and help them advance in their careers, say competition organizers.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) -

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This year's winners of the "Canada's Top Employers for Young People" competition were announced this morning, recognizing the nation's leaders when it comes to helping recent graduates build long-term careers. The annual award, now in its 11th year, is managed by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

"There's an important conversation that's getting lost in today's media coverage of young people and the challenges they face," says Richard Yerema, Author of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "Young people want meaningful employment and are having difficulty finding employers that can help them advance in their careers."

"For some years, we've noticed a small number of employers that really go the extra distance when it comes to recruiting young people and helping them advance," adds Kristina Leung, the project's Editor. "We've seen some wonderful innovations such as employers moving away from traditional job interviews and instead hosting in-house contests and industry events that let new graduates network with future employers."

This year's list includes 80 employers chosen by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers on the basis of their programs for younger workers. These include benefits such as tuition assistance and co-op or work-study programs. Editors also examined each employer's mentorship and training programs, including benefits such as bonuses when employees complete certain courses or professional designations. This year's winners were featured in a magazine released nationally today by Jobpostings Magazine. A special awards ceremony for the winning employers will be held in Toronto on September 27.

The full list of this year's winners, including our editors' detailed reasons for selection, can be viewed at: http://www.CanadasTop100.com/young_people.

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