Carrefour employees will keep their jobs!

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Arnaud de la Salle


Arnaud de la Salle

CAMPBELL’S BAY – Despite ongoing cuts to local Pontiac organizations, good news was conveyed to the Journal by Sylvie Landriault, Carrefour jeunesse emploi Pontiac’s (CJEP’s) Director General, regarding the organization’s operating budget. The CJEP will receive a budget for the 2015 fiscal year similar to that obtained in 2014; the budget will allow all employees to be retained.  
2015 will be a year of transition and reorganization for the organization, which will be spread out over a 15-month period; this will push the end of the next calendar year from June to early July 2016. For Sylvie Landriault, the announcement is a relief even if major changes are expected for the CJEP in the coming months. 
The Carrefour’s universal mission statement that included all youth will be changed; young benefit recipients (welfare and EI recipients) will continue to be a priority but other youth will not be eligible to receive the organization’s services. The international travel program will also be eliminated as well as those offered to high school
students.
The CJEP joined a
collective composed of 40 Quebec Carrefour organizations in order to
organize discussions with various ministry departments over the next 15 months in an attempt to save as many components of the CJEP’s mission statement as possible. 
Landriault is optimistic about the future and views the 15-month period as
an opportunity that will allow more time for files and the organization’s
 various components to be defended.