NWT premier orders government offices to hire more summer students

June 9, 2016

The number of summer students hired by the Northwest Territory government is much lower this year than last, and the territory’s Premier Bob McLeod has ordered governmental departments to begin hiring more students. “The summer is not over. We are still looking to hire and we will continue to hire. We will work hard to reach last year's numbers,” stated Human Resources Minister Glen Abernathy, who added that budget cuts were not part of the reason for the drop in employed student numbers. Abernathy also explained that departments are required to have “meaningful work” available for students prior to hiring them. CBC