At a time when youth unemployment is high and many university students are struggling to find jobs or co-op placements, the federal government has significantly cut the number of students it hires. New data, presented here for the first time, demonstrates that summer hiring of students in the federal public service has declined by more than a third (36%) from 10,894 in summer 2009 to under 7,000 in the last two summers. Non-summer hiring of students has declined an average of 23%.
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Federal Public Service Cuts Have Hit Students Hard
July 31, 2014