Businesses, don’t miss out! – Letter to the Editor by Cathy Perennec McLean

  • Caledon Citizen

November 7, 2013

The following open letter to Caledon business owners was submitted ot the Citizen for publication.

Caledon Community Services (CCS) operates Jobs Caledon Employment Services and the Caledon Small Business Enterprise Centre.

We have an allocation of $57,000 from the Provincial government to distribute to business owners. Last year, we were successful in distributing some of these funds, but unfortunately returned a portion of the money to the government. Given that these dollars could have been spent in our community on people’s wages, and then spent again in local purchasing by these wage earners, this was definitely a missed opportunity.

I do not want to see our business community miss out yet again this year.

Depending on employer and job seeker eligibility, there is an allowance of up to $6,500 per employer to support the wages of suitable candidates for your job openings. So the situation for CCS’s Jobs Caledon Program is pretty straightforward now: use it or lose it!

I welcome (and actually urge) Caledon businesses to reach me at their first convenience so we can discuss how CCS can support your hiring with substantial salary support. You can reach me at 905-584-2300, ext. 220, or

Cathy Perennec McLean
Director, Employment & Development
Caledon Community Services

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