Youth Employment Services launches Christmas Job Tree 2003-11-21

MONTREAL, November 21, 2003 – Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? For over four hundred students, the chance to make some quick cash over the holiday season will start with a trip to the Christmas Job Tree at Youth Employment Services (YES) in downtown Montreal.

The non-profit organization, which helps young people find career jobs announced today the launch of their annual Christmas Job Tree program. The initiative aims at offering university and CEGEP students a quick, easy and free way to find temporary work.

Over 425 job openings from Montreal area retailers such as The Gap, La Senza, Fruits et Passion and Roots are available. For those not interested in a retail position, the Job Tree also includes 80 customer service positions as well. Students can stop by the centre and check out the list of jobs posted on the Christmas Job Tree.

"We know that there is a real need for these 'survival jobs' among university and CEGEP students," says Susan Molnar, a career counsellor at YES. “Many stores are looking for responsible people to work for a few weeks during the holiday period. We’re helping the students and stores get together. We have been overwhelmed by the positive responses from the businesses who are participating in our jobs program. The stores are as eager to hire students as the students are to get hired.”

The YES centre is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students or businesses who require more information about this unique program can contact YES at (514) 878-9788, or stop by the YES centre located at 630 René-Lévesque Boul. West (corner University), Suite 185, Promenade Level.

Youth Employment Services (YES) is a non-profit, community-based organization that delivers English-language job-search and self-employment services to Quebecers. YES relies on the generosity of its friends and the community to provide these professional services.