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Province to assist laid off Kenora Forest Products workers

By Zahraa Hmood
Kenora Miner & News
February 12, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

The provincial government is stepping in to help former mill workers at Kenora Forest Products (KFP) find new jobs after they were laid off back in September. The City of Kenora is partnering with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to open up a temporary job re-employment site in Kenora for the 115 workers affected by layoffs after the sawmill announced a temporary closure effective Sept. 23, 2019.  Kendra city clerk Heather Pihulak advised council that the city will be the lead applicant on the funding application for the site at the committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11. “They provide opportunities such as training, referencing new jobs or new opportunities for careers, as well as assisting with resume writing,” Pihulak said of the site “It’s just there to assist those people and then it closes.”

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