South Peace Job Fair Huge Success

Tumbler Ridge – Mining job fairs in Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge were a huge success, says Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom.

Three people were hired on the spot by LEDCOR and Western Canadian Coal during the Tumbler Ridge job fair. The individuals had travelled to Tumbler Ridge exclusively for the Mining Rocks Career Fair. Another person was hired by LEDCOR on the spot during the Dawson Creek job fair.

“It’s great to see these job fairs have worked for people,” said Lekstrom. “This is a great example of how a government can provide quality services for the people. The mining industry suffered some tough times across the province during the 1990s, but I’m pleased to say that our government supports the industry and hopes to work with it to provide many new opportunities for British Columbians.”

The job and career fairs target communities in resource industry areas.

The fairs, scheduled between February and April 2006, bring exploration and mining companies, educational institutions and employment agencies together with prospective employees and people interested in learning more about mining in their region.

The fairs provide information on job opportunities and career options in the mineral exploration and mining industries and actively promote the participation of First Nations and rural communities. The fairs also promote awareness of the resource industry’s skills and training requirements and increase public awareness of how mining benefits communities.