Canada’s federal government and an aboriginal group are forming a program to help unemployed aboriginal Canadians find jobs in small businesses.
An article in the Business Edge refers to small business as Canada’s largest employer, with a hidden job market. These small businesses often don’t have the time nor the resources to look for employees.
Likewise, aboriginal Canadians frequently don’t know where to look for work.
The new program, called Enterprise-based Employment for Aboriginal People (E-BEAP), is designed to link up the two groups. The program is expected to help up to 10,000 aboriginal Canadians find jobs.
Implicit in this news report is an indication of just how important small business has become to Canada’s economy and employment picture.