Friday, 27 June 2008

Government Program Offers Transition Assistance

The following was posted in the Catalyst Digest and I thought some would be interested.

Government program offers transition assistance
The Community Development Trust is a $129 million federally funded program and is part of B.C.’s commitment to build economic prosperity across the province, create opportunities, and assist forest workers affected by the recent downturn in the forest industry. From that $129 million, $85.5 million will be dedicated to the Transition to Retirement Program.
The program provides a range of assistance based on age and number of years of attachment to the forest industry.
This assistance is available to forest workers who are at least 55 years old and wish to retire from the forest industry, either because their previous jobs have been unavailable for at least four months, or because they wish to leave their jobs to make room for a younger worker.
Applications for the program will be accepted from June 16 to Aug. 15. Full details can be found at the provincial government’s website.

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