Premier promotes jobs programs during stop in Edmundston

The New Brunswick government says it's investing nearly $1.3 million to support 144 jobs in the Edmundston region.

Premier Brian Gallant said Thursday that the money is being invested through three government programs: the Youth Employment Fund, One Job Pledge and Workforce Expansion.

Gallant made the announcement Thursday at the Mont Farlagne Ski Centre – one of 80 employers in the region to receive funding.

Board president Daniel Laplante said the funding enables the centre to run smoothly during the winter season.