The provincial government and the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council kicked-off a new partnership that will connect unemployed or under-employed Nova Scotians with jobs that meet today's labour market needs. Premier Darrell Dexter and Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse launched the Target 100 employment program.
Target 100 connects real people with real jobs in their community, and not just any jobs, but good jobs with benefits, profit sharing and opportunities for advancement. These are the kind of jobs that will enable struggling Nova Scotians to raise their families and build a life.”
Premier Darrell Dexter
Both the co-op council and Community Services operate on values of self-help, social responsibility and caring for others. Target 100 allows us to work together to support the healthy productive people and communities we believe in.”
Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Community Services Minister
This is the best kind of partnership, one where everybody wins. It is a win for the co-ops looking for employees, a win for Community Services in its efforts to provide people in need with opportunities to become independent and, most importantly, a win for those who find not just a job, but a career.”
Dianne Kelderman, chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council