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B.C. desperate for skilled workers

posted Nov 10, 2013, 12:19 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Nov 10, 2013, 12:19 PM ]
Young people still face barriers to getting into a field, despite a looming shortage in trades

In October, the B.C. Construction Association announced that it is going to Ireland to hire 600 construction trades workers to fill vacancies in the skilled trades.

Philip Hochstein, president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC, has an idea to address the issue of temporary foreign workers. He suggests that any company hiring a temporary foreign worker for a position in the skilled trades to hire an apprentice in that trade at the same time.

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