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Human Resources and Employment - 2002
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July, August, September, October, November, December


January 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce new initiative concerning income support program, employment and career services, January 7, St. John's

January 7
Review of Social Assistance Act under way

January 11
Province leads the country in employment growth for 2001


February 8
New Year starts off with increase in employment for province

February 18
Province meets with federal minister to discuss labour market development

February 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference concerning report on supports to victims of violence

NOTE TO EDITORS - CORRECTION: News conference concerning report on supports to victims of violence

February 21
Government responds to recommendations of Working Group for Supports to Victims of Violence


March 8
Employment continues moving upward in province

March 21
Changes to NLCB help low income families
Departmentís innovative changes continue
Social Assistance Review
Employment Assistance Programs


April 1
Government partners with Community Mental Health Initiative Inc.

April 5
Employment numbers remain positive for province


May 9
Minister releases report on supported employment

May 10
Employment up, unemployment down in April

May 30
Government appoints new chair and members to the Labour Market Development Council

Minister attending Federal-Provincial-Territorial meetings of the Ministers Responsible for Social Services in Toronto


June 4
Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities National Report released

National Child Benefit Progress Report released

June 7
Newfoundland and Labrador remains solid with slight gain

June 14
Summary of activities on the Avalon Peninsula supported by the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement


July 5
Provinceís employment numbers remain strong for first half of 2002


August 5
Minister releases report of a consultation on the Social Assistance Act

August 9
Employment numbers show best July since 1989


September 6
Fall starts with new highs in employment numbers


October 1
Minister applauds federal governmentís commitment to children and low-income families

October 9
Education and labour market ministers urge federal government to help provinces and territories meet challenges in areas of learning and labour market training
Ministers comment on release of
Working Together

October 10
Employment numbers continue upwards trend


November 4
Minister launches redesigned Work Information Network

November 5
Canada Career Week - Focus on the Journey

November 8
Province experiences slight decrease in employment

November 18
NOTE TO EDITORS - Technical briefing for Income and Employment Support Act - November 19, St. John's

November 19
Income and Employment Support Act introduced in House of Assembly
Minister announces changes to current income support regulations


December 6
Employment decrease for November

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