Hastings-Quinte Ontario Works “Employment Connection” program had a successful month of April.
It filled 99 jobs, with an average wage of $13.32 an hour.
More than a third of those jobs, 35%, were in the retail-customer service sector.
Another 30% were in general labour, and manufacturing accounted for 20% of the hiring.
The Ontario Works caseload for Hastings-Quinte sits at just under 2,900.
Last year, at this same time, there were 300 more people on the Ontario Works benefits.