More than 2,000 N.B. students find summer jobs through SEED program

The provincial government says more than 2,000 students are taking part in the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program.

SEED provides a wage subsidy to employers to provide experiential learning opportunities for students.

Most of the placements range from nine to fourteen weeks, and participants have to be registered to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall.

Of the 2,056 people participating, 1,334 are university students, 229 are college students and 493 are students who graduated from high school this year.

The majority, 1,329 students, are employed by non-profits, with another 532 working in the private sector, 191 with municipalities, and four with First Nations enterprises.