Almost 100 employment organizations listed on new website for job seekers 2004-03-16

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release Contact: Linda Bell, Director of Communications, Youth Employment Services Tel: 514.878.9788 x 302 Email: lb@yesmontreal.ca Iris Unger, Executive Director, Youth Employment Services Tel: 514.878.9788 x 301 Email: iu@yesmontreal.ca www.yesmontreal.ca

Montreal – Tuesday, March 16, 2004. Looking for help finding work in Quebec just got a little bit easier. The Quebec Employment Services Roundtable has launched a new, one-stop website for people looking for English-language job search assistance in Quebec.

The Quebec Employment Services Roundtable website, located at http://employmentservicesroundtable.contactpoint.ca lists almost 100 organizations from all over the province that offer a variety of services in English to Quebecers. Whether you are looking for career counselling in Montreal, job skills training in Saint-Eustache or job placement services in Sept-Iles, this website will make at least one part of your job hunt much easier.

The website, sponsored by Canadian Heritage, is part of a larger campaign aimed at raising awareness of resources available in the province for those seeking employment services in English. The Employment Services Roundtable is also producing and distributing a newspaper insert this week to draw attention to the availability of English resources in Quebec for job seekers.

Formed in 1997, the Quebec Employment Services Roundtable is a coalition of non-profit organizations that provides English-language employment services across Quebec. The Roundtable also hosts an annual conference for employment service providers to discuss issues pertinent to the field in Quebec.

Youth Employment Services is the organizing member of the Quebec Employment Services Roundtable. Youth Employment Services is a non-profit, community organization that delivers English-language job-search and self-employment services to Quebecers.