When it comes to finding a first job, many young people face the same fundamental challenge: you can’t get a job without experience; and you can’t get experience without a job.
Youth today are entering the workforce at a time of greater inequality. Across Canada and the rest of the province, new technology is changing the types of jobs that are available and the skills that are required. Employers are organizing work in new ways to hire young people, like choosing to hire for short term contract and part time positions rather than permanent full-time roles. These challenges are likely to be amplified by COVID 19 pandemic.
And so, we want to hear from YOU! What were (still are!) your challenges going from a first job (whether it was part-time in school or a job to make ends meet) to a career (something you might see yourself doing for a longer period).
We invite young people between the ages of 15 and 29 to participate in this upcoming focus group led by First Work’s Youth Council!
Date and Time:
Friday May 21st, 2021
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Register to book your spot by May 18, 2021!
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is now FULL and new registrants will be waitlisted!