Jan 31, 2013

2013 Ottawa Youth Job Fair addresses local youth unemployment

The Youth Services Bureau’s Employment Services directly addresses local youth unemployment, with the Ottawa Youth Job Fair taking place at the Jim Durrell Centre on January 31.


Stats Canada reports that about 27,000 fewer youths have jobs right now than at the same time last year. Currently, Ontario’s youth unemployment rate was just over 16 per cent. In times of high youth unemployment rates, this local fair is in high demand.

"This is the Bureau’s signature event, connecting Ottawa youth to both full and part-time employment opportunities. With multiple sectors being represented, youth will have the opportunity to speak with hiring managers and should come prepared with resumes in-hand," says Jeff Burry, Director of Employment Services at the Youth Services Bureau.

YSB’s Employment Services offers help and hope to young people facing employment barriers every day, while also assisting job seekers of all ages acquire the skills necessary to take advantage of the existing job opportunities in Ottawa.

YSB's Steven Boucher was on-hand to guide young job seekers at the Fair on January 31.

"The TELUS Ottawa Community Board is proud to have supported the Youth Services Bureau since 2006 and we are excited to be a partner for their 2013 Ottawa Youth Job Fair," added Meredith Berriman, Ottawa Community Investment Manager at TELUS. "TELUS, through the work of our local Community Board, is helping to ensure that youth are receiving the support and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and become leaders in their community."



For more information about our employment programs for everyone, please visit www.ysbemploymentservices.ca.


Media contact:

Lina Harper
Communications officer, YSB
613-729-1000 x1206