The Government of Canada helps Tumber Ridge residents gain skills and jobs

Today?s announcement will strengthen our local economy, and make a big difference in the lives of many of our neighbours. Our funding for such initiatives reflects the commitment of the Government of Canada to fostering economic growth in all parts of this great country.?

Tumbler Ridge Needs Development Services has a wonderful track record in helping participants reach their goals and achieve their true potential, and I know they will continue to deliver results in the months ahead.?

Jay Hill, MP

TUMBLER RIDGE, British Columbia–Jay Hill, Secretary of State and Member of Parliament for Prince George?Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced a two-year funding package for Tumbler Ridge Employment Needs Development Services (TRENDS) to help unemployed workers in the Tumbler Ridge area prepare for, obtain, and maintain jobs.

?The Government of Canada is committed to creating the best educated, most skilled, and most flexible work force in the world,? said Mr. Hill. ?Not only will our investment help more than 1300 individuals in the Tumbler Ridge area find and keep quality jobs, but it will also benefit local employers and the local economy.?

TRENDS will receive $364,968 in funding under Service Canada?s Employment Assistance Services program. Through access to job-search facilities, job-search workshops, employment counselling, and employment-readiness programming and services, this project will help individuals gain the skills they need to find and maintain employment.

This project reflects the Government of Canada?s commitment to creating a strong economy for all Canadians. Through Advantage Canada, the Government is building on Canada?s strengths and gaining a global competitive advantage by reducing taxes for all Canadians, increasing competition in the marketplace, and building modern infrastructure.

Service Canada brings Government of Canada services and benefits together in a single delivery network. It provides Canadians with one-stop service they can access however they choose–by phone at 1 800 O-Canada, on the Internet at servicecanada.gc.ca, or in person at Service Canada Centres across the country.