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Public housing will soon get a facelift under a $1.5 million
summer job program. Housing and Municipal Affairs Minister Sandy
Jolly today announced the creation of approximately 400 jobs this
summer for students and the unemployed.

People will be hired to spruce up the 12,000 public housing units
throughout the province. The work will involve light maintenance
and landscaping services.

"The program is creating much-needed jobs and at the same time
improving housing communities right across the province," said
the minister.

The Summer Employment Program begins May 21 and runs for 16
weeks. Applications are available at the 18 regional housing
authorities, the Canada and Student Employment Centres and the
Access Nova Scotia Centres throughout Nova Scotia.


contact: Michelle Whelan  902-424-6336

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