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June 13, 2008 19:00 ET

Service Canada Centre for Youth in Leamington Celebrates Hire-a-Youth Week

LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament for Essex, today worked alongside young people serving ice cream at the Northridge Dairyfreez to celebrate Hire-a-Youth Week with the Leamington Service Canada Centre for Youth (SCCY). The office is ready to assist businesses and young workers with their summer employment needs.

"The Government of Canada is committed to helping young people get the skills and knowledge they need to improve their employment opportunities," said Mr. Watson. "By working with local employers, we can make sure that young people get valuable summer work experience, and that our community has a strong and vibrant work force for the future."

SCCYs link young people with employers. The Centres provide young people with access to job postings, interview advice, assistance with resume writing, and job-search strategies, and they give employers a location to post notices for job openings. SCCYs also provide valuable information on health and safety in the workplace.

"Whatever the job-big or small, short or long term-we can help you fill it," said Helaina Gaspard, Youth Services Officer. "In the coming weeks, Youth Services Officers will be contacting local employers to make them aware that our SCCY is now open and ready to assist them in any way it can."

This year, employers interested in using our services and youth looking for summer employment can visit the Leamington SCCY in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 215 Talbot Street East. They can also call the Centre at 519-326-1002, or send a fax to 519-326-9203. Job postings are available online at under "Student Job Search," "Ontario," "Windsor and Area." For more information on Service Canada services for youth, call 1 800 O-Canada or visit

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Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Service Canada
    Media Relations Office
    Service Canada
    Adam Mulcaster
    Youth Services Officer
    Public enquiries:
    1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
    TTY: 1-800-926-9105