15 Jun '16, 8pm

Toronto Mayor Salutes Starbucks Efforts to Hire Youth | Starbucks Newsroom

Toronto Mayor John Tory honored Starbucks Canada for its efforts to address youth unemployment at a ceremony held earlier today (June 8). The Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) Leadership Award for Impact was presented in the mayor’s chambers to Rossann Williams, president, Starbucks Canada, and a number of store managers and district managers who’ve supported the company’s recruitment and hiring focus. Starbucks and PAYE , a joint initiative between the private sector and the City of Toronto, unveiled an effort in April 2015 to increase access to economic opportunities among city youth. Starbucks committed to hire 10 percent of its barista workforce in Toronto from unemployed youth living in city-designated Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. The company’s target was 150 hires in the first year, which it surpassed, hiring 161 by April 2016. The jobs come with a g...

Full article: https://news.starbucks.com/news/toronto-opportunity-youth

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