Over 250 student summer jobs will be coming to the Haliburton County area thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Haliburton-Kawartha-Brock MP Jamie Schmale says the federal program has given $680,000 in funding for 90 area organizations to create the positions.

He says these new jobs will help the local economy.

Schmale says this will allow students to gain the skills and experience they need to be successful.