Globe says major labour shortage looming in Newfoundland

Shawn McCarthy profiles the construction of the $3-billion nickel processor on Placentia Bay for the Globe and Mail, and discovers through its manager that finding enough skilled workers to complete the job on time is the greatest challenge for the project. “Mr. Stefan must find 1,500 welders, electricians, plumbers and other workers by next summer, on top of the 2,000 already on the job at the site. But due to a shortage of available skilled tradespeople in Newfoundland and Labrador, Mr. Stefan is now in a mad scramble to fill the positions, placing advertisements across Atlantic Canada to entice qualified workers.” McCarthy continues in his article to look at the labour shortage in the big picture, trying to address its causes and potential fixes. Read this excellent piece via the link below.

Source: CTV.ca

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