NB One-Job Pledge to create new opportunities for recent grads

January 30, 2013

In an effort to help businesses create quality jobs and career opportunities for recent PSE graduates, the New Brunswick government is launching a new initiative called the One-Job Pledge. As part of the Workforce Expansion Program administered by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, the One-Job Pledge would provide a one-year wage incentive to qualifying businesses when they hire a permanent full-time employee who has graduated from a PSE institution in the past 4 years. Businesses that qualify must pay a minimum salary of $14 per hour, and the initiative will allow for the reimbursement of 70% of the salary to a maximum of $10 per hour for one year. The province is investing $13.5 million in the program. NB News Release | Canadian Press