Canadian Packaging

CSCSC gets top-up for wage subsidy program


August 18, 2010
by Purchasingb2b Staff

The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) has received a boost in federal funding for its Career Focus wage subsidy program.

The program allows eligible employers—as determined by government criteria—to receive a subsidy of up to one-third of a new employee’s total wages, to a maximum of $12,750 per employee.

In order to qualify, employers are required to guarantee at least four months of employment, with at least 30 hours of work per week, to a recent graduate.

The CSCSC expects the new batch of funding will help more employers hire new employees in supply chain positions.

Since launching a few years ago, the program has proved very popular with supply chain employers.

“The support of the Career Focus Program gave us the extra confidence needed to hire someone without much experience in our industry,” explained Dean Duffin, branch director of FLS Transportation Services in Calgary, Alberta. 

“Our new team member has shown a great aptitude and some good early success. It would have been a little more difficult to make the hiring decision, and we may have held off adding a new person, if we did not have the help of the CSCSC.

“We are very happy with the program and, if it continues, we may be in touch and attempt a more aggressive growth strategy, which would in turn get more young and talented people some practical experience in the logistics field.”

Applications for the program are assessed on a first come, first served basis. For details, click here.