Province providing $6.5M to increase employment supports

Written by ECA Review

As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, 41 grants were awarded to service providers based in communities throughout the province to help underemployed Albertans get back to work.

These grants are part of a partnership with the federal government.

In total, 41 grants were awarded to service providers supporting clients in their communities and the surrounding areas, including Drumheller, Three Hills, Trochu, Stettler, Camrose, Medicine Hat and more.

“Albertans are being hit hard by the pandemic. As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, this funding increases employment services across the province to help Albertans build their skills and start planning and building for the future,” said Jason Luan, Minister of Community and Social Services.

The organizations receiving funding offer a range of supports targeted at a wide variety of people, including women with barriers to employment, youth with disabilities, and unemployed oil and gas workers transitioning into new industries and sectors.

 

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