The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development & Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, will be the Keynote speaker at this year’s Employer of Distinction Awards.
Kenney will discuss ongoing federal government efforts to connect Newfoundlanders & Labradorians with available jobs and address the skills mismatch in Canada. Speaking just days after the federal budget announcement, Kenney will also highlight budget announcements of importance to local employers.
Friday, February 14th
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
115 Cavendish Square, St. John’s
Networking reception: 12:00 PM
Awards Luncheon: 12:30 – 2:30 PM
The Employer of Distinction awards honour top employers in Newfoundland & Labrador for leadership, innovation, and creativity in valuing their workforce and giving back to the community.
“This event is one of the few opportunities to celebrate employers who give back to the community through jobs, investment, and increasing the quality of life of their employees – achievements and contributions that aren’t recognized nearly enough,” said NLEC Executive Director Richard Alexander. “Minister Kenney is well known as one of the most influential cabinet ministers in the federal government, so we are extremely pleased to have him travel to St. John’s to show the federal government’s support of the employer community in our province.”
“Our Government`s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Minister Kenney. “I am pleased to attend the NL Employers ‘Council awards luncheon to share with employers what our Government is doing to ensure Canadians have the skills employers are looking for in today`s economy.”