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July 14, 2008 14:15 ET

Service Canada Centre for Youth in Orangeville Celebrates Odd Job Week

ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, today attended the kick-off event for the Service Canada Centre for Youth (SCCY) in Orangeville's Odd Job Week. The office is ready to assist businesses and young workers with their summer employment needs. Odd Job Week promotes youth employment by linking young people seeking casual summer employment and employers or homeowners seeking help.

"The Government of Canada is committed to helping young people get the skills and knowledge they need to improve their employment opportunities," said Mr. Tilson. "By working with local employers and individuals, 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 Adriana Koolman, Orangeville's Youth Services Officer. "Youth Services Officers are contacting local individuals and employers to make them aware that our SCCY is 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 Orangeville SCCY in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 102-210 Broadway Avenue. They can also call the Centre at 519-941-3390 or send a fax to 519-941-2504. Job postings are available online at www.jobbank.gc.ca under "Student Job Search," "Ontario," "Peel, Halton, Dufferin and Area." For more information on Service Canada services for youth, call 1 800 O-Canada or visit servicecanada.gc.ca.

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