Love ‘em or hate ‘em – the red cups are bringing jobs to BC. Starbucks has committed to hiring hundreds of lower mainland youth who are unemployed and not attending school. Five WorkBC (facebook.com) centres in Vancouver will provide employment services and support to help Starbucks recruit and hire the youth. http://ow.ly/UugRO
As one of the country's leading employers for young people, Starbucks Canada, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, is taking a leadership position by committing 10 per cent of its store hires to Opportunity Youth, who are young people ages 16-24 who are not working and are not going to school.
The commitment supports motivated young people who have a strong desire to work, but face barriers to employment and require even more support in finding pathways to opportunity.
Working in partnership with the Province's WorkBC Employment Services Centres, Starbucks will dedicate in excess of 330 jobs for Opportunity Youth in Vancouver over the next three years. http://ow.ly/Uu79l
Sean LeslieSenior Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
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