Today, NDP Leader Rachel Notley announced that an NDP government will help create 27,000 jobs by rewarding businesses that hire new employees in Alberta.
“Good jobs matter to every family, but the PCs have no plan to create employment opportunities for Albertans,” said Notley. “New Democrats will support new jobs here at home with a dedicated Job Creation Tax Credit. Our plan will provide real relief for families in tough times.”
Alberta lost 14,000 jobs in February. While Jim Prentice and the PCs forecast even more job losses this year, the PC budget fails to provide any support to create new jobs.
Notley announced that an NDP government will reward companies that hire in Alberta with a targeted Job Creation Tax Credit. The proven tax credit plan will encourage new hiring by refunding 10 percent of each new employee’s salary to a maximum salary of $50,000.
“People are worried about their livelihoods and being able to provide for their families, but Jim Prentice and the PCs are more interested in saving luxury golf courses than saving jobs,” Notley said. “Albertans deserve an NDP government that shares their priorities and works with businesses to create new jobs and invest in Albertans. It’s time for a government that has the right priorities.”
The NDP’s fully-costed plan to support new jobs will cost $89 million this year and support up to one hundred new hires at participating businesses.