Calgary restores summer hiring program for youth

March 8, 2019

Calgary’s city council has voted to reinstate a summer hiring program for students, reports CBC. Sagar Grewal, President of the University of Calgary Students’ Union, wrote a letter in support of the motion. “Increasingly, students are expected to have this relevant experience upon graduation in order to get even the most entry-level position,” he said. CBC states that the unemployment rate for youth ages 15 to 24 increased from 10.1% five years ago to 13.8% last year. Males in this age bracket have been particularly hard hit, adds CBC, with unemployment for this group jumping from 11% in 2014 to 16.5% in 2018. CBC (AB)