POLITICS

Wynne details youth employment program, up to $7,800 for each eligible youth

07/29/2013 10:30 EDT | Updated 09/28/2013 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne is providing details about a youth employment program ahead of a Thursday byelection.

She made the announcement in Toronto's east end, near a riding that's up for grabs.

Wynne says the fund, which was announced in the spring budget, will start in September.

She says the province will provide up to $7,800 for each eligible youth, including $6,800 to help employers cover wages and training.

It also includes up to $1,000 to help youth pay for costs like tools and transportation to work.