Anti-poverty groups cry foul over Ford government decision to use foreign firms to help job hunters - 2020-02-18

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F94.png Anti-poverty groups cry foul over Ford government decision to use foreign firms to help job hunters February 18, 2020, Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star

Anti-poverty groups are questioning the Ford government's decision to hire foreign companies to run pilot projects aimed at helping Ontario job seekers, including those on social assistance, find work.

They say similar experiments to reform employment services in the United Kingdom and Australia did not lead to better outcomes for people on social assistance and should not be repeated here.

"We don't understand why the Ford government is embracing a model that seems to have failed everywhere else it has been tried and left a trail of broken lives," said Tom Cooper of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.

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