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Job gains point to a climate of growth

  Ontario gained 6,100 net jobs in February as the government continues to focus on providing the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and grow the economy. Full-time employment rose by 5,300 positions in the month.

The province has recovered all the jobs lost during the global recession and employment is now 2.7 per cent above the pre-recession peak. February’s job gains contributed to an overall increase of 446,100 jobs since the low point of the recession in June 2009. Ontario’s economic recovery continues to outpace the United States and the Great Lakes States since June 2009. 

Creating jobs and growing the economy is part of the government’s economic plan to create jobs. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths – its people and strategic partnerships.

Toronto has been selected as the location for one of four global Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centres, representing an investment of $100 million over 10 years.

Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy will help create job opportunities for about 30,000 youth over two years. It has already created internships and job placements for more than 8,200 youth in the province.  

Posted: Apr 1, 2014

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