Haliburton’s MP says a funding stream should create hundreds of summer jobs in his riding.

Jamie Schmale announced last week that 115 different employers across the riding will be getting part of a $949,494 fund. Of the 115 employers, 34 of them are right here in Haliburton County.

According to Schmale, the funds are for the Canada Summer Jobs program, which is designed to help young people aged 15 to 30 find not just employment but the skills to keep jobs in the future. Schamle tells MyHaliburtonNow.com that the funding is “providing not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses, with 50 or fewer employees, the opportunity to have funding to help offset some of their costs.”

Schmale says that the funding should create 289 summer jobs across the riding. He says that a lot of applicants in the riding are not-for-profit so that allows them to hire students to help with vacation coverage and help the not-for-profit catch up on work they might have fallen behind on.

“Canada Summer Jobs program will allow us to help young Canadians with the skills and experience they need to get jobs,” stated Schmale. “These summer jobs in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will help young people, employers and our local economy.”

“I would like to congratulate all of the local employers who successfully received funding on their applications through the Canada Summer Jobs program,” added Schmale. “This program is an asset not only to our riding and youth but right across our country as well”.

Schmale’s office detailed that the portion of funds going to Haliburton County businesses equals $321,605.