FirstService Residential Joins HireUp as an Employer of Underprivileged Youth
TORONTO, Ontario, December 12, 2016
– Todd E. Cooper, President of FirstService Residential (Ontario), Ontario’s leading residential property management company, is proud to announce the company’s recent registration with HireUp. HireUp provides employment opportunities to youth who face significant barriers to employment or other challenges. FirstService Residential and HireUp are closely aligned in their commitment to the development of vibrant and caring communities in Ontario.
“We are excited to join the HireUp network of employers,” said Lori Kenyon, Director of Human Resources at FirstService Residential. “Our organization is truly invested in providing youth with opportunities to obtain meaningful employment, and we want to support their future success and valuable societal contribution.”
“HireUp’s goal is to help employers address recruitment needs and diversity objectives while contributing to the communities in which they operate.” said Cameron Voyame, Project Coordinator at Hireup. “We believe FirstService Residential is a key addition to our social enterprise and will be an excellent source of meaningful job opportunities for youth to gain essential skills, grow as individuals and lay the foundation for a successful career.”
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America's largest property manager of distinctive lifestyle, luxury, and new residential communities and commercial complexes. With services including community management, front desk, security, maintenance and housekeeping services, the organization has a portfolio comprising over 335 condominium corporations throughout Ontario. Managing more than 41,000 residential units under management in Canada, FirstService Residential is the preferred partner of Canadian condominium and strata corporations. For more information, visit www.fsresidential.com
HireUp is a social enterprise that connects youth who have barriers to employment to meaningful work. HireUp uses an online job portal to connect corporate employers, community organizations and vulnerable youth. Establishing partnerships with 40 youth-serving organizations, their commitment is to give every vulnerable youth access to meaningful employment with their growing community of HireUp employers.