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City of Mississauga Recognized as One of Canada's Top Employer's for Young People Two Years in a Row

Sep 23, 2011

The City of Mississauga was again named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2011 as selected by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

"We are pleased to be recognized as one of the leading national employers for young people for the second year in a row," said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO.  "We work hard to be an employer of choice and our entry level positions allow young people to enter the workforce, learn and receive support from some of the best employees in their field as well as allow us the opportunity to learn from them."

According to Mediacorp Canada Inc., the publishing firm that manages Canada's Top 100 Employers, this special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best benefits for younger workers.  The winners are deemed to be Canada's leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations.

Selection of the Top Employers for Young People was based on a number of criteria including workforce demographics, opportunities for education and development as well as entry level openings.

"Developing our talent pool, particularly our younger employees, is a priority for the City," said Sharon Willock, director of Human Resources.  "We were pleased to be recognized for our training and career development opportunities, in addition to our tuition assistance and co-op programs."

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Laurel Schut
Manager, Corporate Communications (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5832
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   laurel.schut@mississauga.ca


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