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Workers seek new careers as Northern Pulp shutdown looms

By Jack Julian
CBC News
January 16, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

With their mill about to close, Northern Pulp workers are exploring their employment options, and many of those opportunities may be outside Nova Scotia. …Roughly 140 Northern Pulp workers attended a recruitment session by J.D. Irving that was held at the Northern Pulp mill on Tuesday. …J. D. Irving spokesperson Mary Keith… said the company plans to hire 6,800 full-time positions by 2022, with 87 per cent of those jobs located in Atlantic Canada. The provincial government organized an employment information session Tuesday in New Glasgow. …Meanwhile, Paper Excellence, the company that owns Northern Pulp, has offered to help relocate Nova Scotia workers to fill vacancies in B.C. The company has also offered to recognize the union seniority of the Northern Pulp workers under the new contracts.

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