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Young workers offer wealth of benefits to employers

With summer break well underway, there are a number of youth who are willing and eager to work. However, often times it is difficult for youth who are under 16 to find employment, especially summer employment, as employers are often reluctant to hire them.

The Manitoba Youth Job Centre has a program for those between the ages of 12 to 16 that provides work experience opportunities, such as sales and events that youth can participate in throughout the summer.

The events are organized and facilitated by the youth engagement leaders through the centre. This program provides youth with the opportunity to develop skills such as cash handling, customer service, independence and teamwork — all skills that are important for jobs they will apply for in the future.

There is often a negative stigma associated with hiring youth, as they are seen as inexperienced or too young to be taken seriously.

However, youth can bring a lot of value to a company or organization. They can bring new ideas and fresh perspectives that would be beneficial to the company. Since youth are tapped

into technology, this allows them to have a wealth of knowledge that would benefit businesses that want to implement cost-saving technological changes.

In addition to this, they are enthusiastic, creative, eager and willing to learn and they want to work. This eagerness to work is beneficial to an employer because they are more than willing to learn and are open to change, and employers can mould the youth to do the job the way that they want it done.

Employers are encouraged to hire youth to see the benefits for themselves.

Meanwhile, the next event the Odd Job Squad will be hosting is a Yard-A-Thon, which gives homeowners or businesses the opportunity to hire a youth to do some yard work for them. The yard work can include mowing grass, raking, or pulling weeds.

If you are feeling like you would like a break from doing these tasks yourself, why not give one of the Odd Job Squad members the opportunity to do this for you?

The Brandon Odd Job Squad has a large number of members, all of whom are enthusiastic and eager to do the work. This event is a great opportunity for homeowners and businesses to support local youth employment in our community.

The Yard-A-Thon will run from Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25. Those who are interested in hiring one of the Odd Job Squad members to do yard work are encouraged to contact Stephanie Bachewich, one of the youth engagement leaders at the Manitoba Youth Job Centre, by noon on Friday, July 18.

When you are requesting yard work, you will be asked what day and time will work best for you and the nature of the work requested. Prices for the work will depend on the type and amount of work that is requested.

Requests can be submitted either by phone at 204-726-6199 or email at Stephanie.Bachewich2@

gov.mb.ca.

If you are between the ages of 12 to 29 looking for employment opportunities, resumé, cover letter or interview preparation, the Manitoba Youth Job Centre is open for the summer. The centre also offers job experience for ages 12 to 16 through the Odd Job Squad.

Also, if you are an employer with vacant positions to fill, call the centre at 204-726-6199, visit us at 127-340 Ninth St.,

or email us at Stephanie.Bachewich2@

gov.mb.ca or Kelsey.Jennings@gov.mb.ca.

» Stephanie Bachewich is a youth engagement leader at the Manitoba Youth Job Centre in Brandon.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 12, 2014

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With summer break well underway, there are a number of youth who are willing and eager to work. However, often times it is difficult for youth who are under 16 to find employment, especially summer employment, as employers are often reluctant to hire them.

The Manitoba Youth Job Centre has a program for those between the ages of 12 to 16 that provides work experience opportunities, such as sales and events that youth can participate in throughout the summer.

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With summer break well underway, there are a number of youth who are willing and eager to work. However, often times it is difficult for youth who are under 16 to find employment, especially summer employment, as employers are often reluctant to hire them.

The Manitoba Youth Job Centre has a program for those between the ages of 12 to 16 that provides work experience opportunities, such as sales and events that youth can participate in throughout the summer.

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