Are you hiring? Hiring grants for the Career Focus Work Experience program are available again this year! That means local businesses have access to up to $16,000 per new hire this year!
These Career Focus grants are distributed from Employment and Social Development Canada via TQM Consulting in Kamloops. The Career Focus Grants are targeted at for-profit businesses in high-demand industries in the Kamloops region – businesses that have been trying to hire skilled workers but can’t afford the cost of training new employees. The program also addresses a dilemma that many well-educated or skilled workers with less experience have: how do you gain experience if employers are only hiring experienced workers?
Applications from both eligible youth, and eligible employers are now being accepted by TQM, agreements can begin on any date between April 1, 2014 and January 2, 2015. Employers that have previously participated in this program are encouraged to participate again this year!
This program was used in a number of local businesses last year, including 2 at Kamloops Innovation! Read what Jaethan at iTel had to say about their experience with TQM Consulting and the Career Focus grant:
“Career Focus is the best government program that I have ever interacted with. The approval process was painless, the paperwork is efficient, and the grants we’ve received have helped us find two extraordinary recent Grads. Our business has already been accelerated through these additions, and made it possible for us to hire even more highly-skilled employees. Don and his team have been extraordinarily helpful, offering not just administration, but thoughtful guidance. You owe it to your business to look at Career Focus.”
Jaethan Reichel, Chief Business Development Officer – iTel Networks Inc.
For more information on how to apply visit TQM Consulting: http://www.tqmconsulting.ca/career_focus.htm