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Manitoba, May 28 (Canadian-Media): Launch of Manitoba Student Jobs MB, a new online tool by the Manitoba government was announced May 28 by Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to facilitate matching students looking for job opportunities to employers with workforce needs throughout the province, media reports said.
Brian Pallister. Image credit: Twitter handle
With safe and secure technology and designed to protect user privacy Student Jobs MB, is simple and free to use, allowing students to be matched with and to apply for multiple jobs with the click of a button.
This tool expedites the hiring process of private-sector employers, not-for-profit organizations and governments to post jobs and connect directly with students encourages student summer employment offered through the Student Temporary Employment Program, the Conservation Green Team and Urban/Hometown Green Team partners.
Student Jobs MB will be the primary source used by the province to connect students with government employment opportunities.
This new tool will complement the Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program, launched on April 24 supports employers in hiring high school and post-secondary students by making $120 million available for an hourly $7 wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student.
The Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program is open to students aged 15 to 29, with an employment period from May 1 to Sept. 4. Employers can be subsidized to hire up to five students. To date, 793 employers offering 1,841 student jobs have responded to the program.
“As Manitoba restores services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, students can be an important resource to help employers reopen,” said Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler. “This easy-to-use online tool will allow students to find jobs in their communities and will help employers connect with quality applicants.”