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Australian job fair draws a crowd.

posted May 8, 2011, 10:59 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated May 8, 2011, 11:01 AM ]
Pete Curtis - Tricia Flatley May 08, 2011 09:28:24 AM

Another work boot has dropped in the battle for Alberta workers.

An Australian job fair Saturday at a downtown Calgary ballroom attracted 900 potential workers, twice as many as what organizers were anticipating.

The Aussie effort comes as Alberta faces a labour shortage estimated at 77,000 workers over the next 10 years.  It also comes on the heels of similar recruiting efforts by  Saskatchewan, last year.

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