Helping youth succeed in the job hunt

Did you know one in two young adults have seen their employment impacted due to COVID-19?

According to a survey conducted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto last month, out of those impacted, only 34 per cent sought employment services to assist during the pandemic.

These numbers indicate the need to highlight employment services with younger generations, whether they are looking for a new position or looking to gain first-hand experience in a new field.

The Y is here to help! The YMCA York Region Employment & Community Services prides itself on helping job seekers find work.

The centre provides resources, employment services, and personalized advice to help assess skills and experiences at all ages and stages of life.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the Y has introduced virtual sessions to continue providing its services to the community and will continue to do so following the pandemic.

“Our team continues to work day in and day out to provide the best experience for those seeking employment services and expert advice,” says Natasia Radway, Employment Services Manager, YMCA. “At the YMCA of Greater Toronto, we offer personalized employment advice for people at all ages and stages of life, whether you’re looking for a first job or changing careers. We’re now available in-person or virtually, with a team ready to help shape the next step in your career including resume building, career mapping, and job searching.”

As a leader in employment services in the Greater Toronto Area, the Y can offer specific tools to help youth and young adults succeed during their job hunts, from short-term employment or kick-starting a career to shifting a career path entirely.

You can learn more about the Y’s services at


Story by Sherene Chen-See.

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