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Flor Marcelino, MLA Logan
May 21, 2013

Logan Constituency Job Fair

On April 27th, the Logan constituency office hosted its second very successful job fair at Hugh John Macdonald School. I was pleased to be part of this advantageous event for the youth and adults of our communities.

Hugh John Macdonald School is located in the heart of Winnipeg's inner city. The junior high school for grades 7 to 9 is home to many talented students representing cultures from around the world. This diversity-rich school is focused on providing its young people with as many opportunities for self development as possible. Committed to global thinking, technological innovation in learning, and community activism, Hugh John Macdonald School is working hard to give its students the best possible start for their future.

The Logan constituency job fair was a great success. During this day-long event, over 500 people made their way through the school gymnasium, interacting and meeting with the 12 participating employers from across the province. Everyone was thrilled that the Premier of Manitoba (Mr. Selinger) was in attendance and greeted the students, job applicants, school staff and employers.

Learning about potential careers and job opportunities available in Manitoba helps students plan for their future. Our government is committed to providing more opportunities for youth, and we continue to work closely with employers to make that a reality.

Local events like the Logan constituency job fair are an important way to connect young people with opportunities. For example, Epic Opportunities, a local non-profit organization, received over 100 resumés from this job fair alone.

Mr. Speaker, I would personally like to thank the following employers for being a part of this exhibition: Pulford Community Living Services Inc., Standard Aero, The Fairmont Winnipeg, the Manitoba Civil Service Commission, Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg Transit, Epic Opportunities, Russell Inn, Asessippi Ski Resort, Manitoba Lotteries and Liquor, the RCMP, and Steinbach Dodge and Chrysler dealership.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.