The Timmins Chamber of Commerce is promoting a new program called “a magnet” that subsidizes the wages of post-secondary students hired by businesses.

President Melanie Verreault says the federal government provides $7,500 towards the salary for the student.

“Just I think it’s a great opportunity for businesses to get this support,” she remarks. “and of course then giving these students this opportunity to get this work life experience.”

Small and medium businesses are eligible.

“You’re committed to paying the students for the role that they’re going to be playing and just willing to provide that quality, on-the-job experience for these individuals,” adds Verreault.

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