Ontario’s Libs: “Economic plan is getting results- net gain 15,100 July jobs”

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Ontario  Libs say adding jobs and growing economy

Province Focused on Growing the Economy, Building Ontario Up

Ontario’s economic plan is getting results. The province gained 15,100 net new jobs in July and Ontario’s youth (ages 15-24) employment increased by 6,700 net new jobs.

Including July’s job gains, the province has recovered all the jobs lost during the global recession and employment is now 3.1 per cent above the pre-recession peak. In 2013, Ontario employment increased by 95,700 new jobs.

Creating jobs and building opportunities are part of the government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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    • Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy is creating job opportunities for about 30,000 youth over two years. It has already created internships and job placements for more than 11,500 youth in the province.
    • Ontario plans to introduce a new 10-year, $2.5 billion Jobs and Prosperity Fund as part of its comprehensive plan for creating jobs and growing the economy.
    • The Southwestern and Eastern Ontario Development Funds have attracted more than $1 billion in investment and have helped to create and retain more than 28,000 jobs in Ontario communities.
    • In 2013, Ontario was one of North America’s top destinations for foreign direct investment.

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"Our government is focused on creating good jobs and ensuring that our economic recovery is being felt in every region of the province. July’s job gains show that Ontario’s economy is trending upwards. We will continue to build Ontario up by creating a positive climate for business that attracts investments and creates jobs now and for the future."  — Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

“Our government is focused on creating good jobs and ensuring that our economic recovery is being felt in every region of the province. July’s job gains show that Ontario’s economy is trending upwards. We will continue to build Ontario up by creating a positive climate for business that attracts investments and creates jobs now and for the future.” — Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure http://ontario.ca/economy

1 Comment to Ontario’s Libs: “Economic plan is getting results- net gain 15,100 July jobs”

  1. Toby Barrett

    Ontario loses almost 30,000 full time jobs in July and Statistics Canada’s July jobs report shows Ontario lost 29,300 full time jobs last month.
    “Clearly, Ontario’s unemployment rate continues to be unacceptably high and the loss of full time jobs last month is a serious concern,” said Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure.
    Overall, Ontario’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.5% in June to 7.4% in July. The national rate stands at 7.0%, down from 7.1% in June. July 2014 marks the 91st consecutive month that Ontario’s unemployment rate has stood above the national average.
    “For Ontario to have a jobless rate higher than the rest of Canada for seven-and-a-half years is not acceptable,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “Not only is this is an indication of the failure of the Liberal government’s job creation scheme, but it also shows the current high-tax environment is not conducive to attracting new business and industry.”
    “The Provincial Government needs to encourage job creation by sending the right signals to the private sector,” Mr. Arnott agreed. “To do this, the Government needs to reduce the tax and red tape burden on businesses and get hydro rates, government spending, and debt under control.”

    For more information contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446

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