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Province opens forestry job office in Fort St. John

By Matt Preprost
The Alaska Highway News
January 15, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The province has opened an office in Fort St. John to help workers impacted by the forestry crisis find new jobs. The office will give workers access to supports for job placement co-ordination and new skills training, the Ministry of Labour said Wednesday “Each office employs a co-ordination officer who is a displaced forestry worker,” the ministry said in an information bulletin. “These co-ordinators understand what clients are experiencing and are trained to assist others in finding new jobs or training opportunities.”  Nearly 200 mill workers lost their jobs, as did hundreds more contractors, when Louisiana Pacific shut down operations indefinitely at its Peace Valley OSB mill last June. …Job offices have also opened in Mackenzie, 100 Mile House, Fort St. James, and Clearwater.

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