Starbucks Opportunity Youth Initiative

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The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is partnering with Starbucks to take action and provide meaningful employment opportunities for Calgary youth. As one of the country's leading employers for young people, the company is taking a leadership position by committing 10 per cent of its store hires to Opportunity Youth, who are young people ages 16-29 who are not working, in education or training and who face barriers to employment. The commitment supports motivated young people who have a strong desire to work, but require support in finding pathways to opportunity. Working in partnership with the YEC and local youth-serving employment agencies, Starbucks will dedicate in excess of 100 jobs for Opportunity Youth in Calgary each year.

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Beyond employment, further opportunities are created by providing part-time employees with “full time” benefits. Partners (employees) who work a minimum of 20 hours a week receive medical and dental benefits including $5,000/year in mental health support, tuition reimbursements, stocks and future savings along with career and personal support services. With the average age of Starbucks partners being 24, the company is committed to offering employment conditions that provide young people with the early support they need to be successful.

How to apply:

  • Drop in to YEC and see one of our Employment Counsellors
  • Together we will craft a targeted resume and then assist in the application process
  • Once your application is submitted your name will be forwarded to the hiring manager at Starbucks
  • To further support you, we will set up a mock interview and go over any questions you may have

For more information please contact 403-268-2490 and visit us! We are located (2nd Floor) 315 10th Ave SE- 3 blocks south of the City Hall C-Train station.