The Gleaner

Nearly $1.7 million invested in jobs for young people

Claude DeBellefeuille, MP for Salaberry-Suroît, has announced that 125 employers in the riding will share a grant of nearly $1.7 million. This significant investment has been made with the goal of creating 328 new jobs for young people aged 15 to 30.

“We had an initial budget of $1.4 million dedicated for the riding; however, the needs are great, and the projects submitted were of exceptional quality, so I was able to secure almost $300,000 more for our youth in the riding,” said DeBellefeuille in a press release on the matter.

The MP is aware that the pandemic has hit certain sectors more severely and has prioritized a diversity of jobs throughout the constituency. Positions will be created in day camps, tourism businesses, or even with organic agricultural producers in the region.

“This $1.7 million is a welcome part of our economic recovery, especially in the current pandemic context where the needs are urgent,” says DeBellefeuille. “This is a breath of fresh air and good news for both non-profit organizations and private businesses in Salaberry-Suroît. With this major investment, the young people of Salaberry-Suroît will be able to take advantage of new and diverse employment opportunities and have a rewarding work experience.”


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