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FBO receives new funding for workforce development initiative

April 27, 2022  
by Food in Canada staff

Business Operations


Food and Beverage Ontario’s (FBO’s) workforce development initiative, CareersNow, receives additional funding of $1,406,900  from the provincial labour, training and skills development ministry.

CareersNow was designed by FBO to connect jobseekers and students with employers in Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.

“People employed by Ontario’s 4,000 processor businesses are at the centre of this incredible sector that purchases over 60 per cent of Ontario farm products, is the number one manufacturing sector employer, and prepares food and beverage for grocery retail and foodservice in Canada and across the globe,” said Chris Conway, CEO, FBO. “We thank the labour, training and skills development ministry for valuing this industry and the potential for workforce growth, as much as we do.”

“Across our province, food and beverage manufacturers are struggling to find the workers they need to keep up with growing demand,” said Monte McNaughton, minister of labour, training and skills development. “The CareersNow program will connect young people and jobseekers with local employers and hands-on training so they can begin rewarding careers close to home.”

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