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REPORTING · 30th June 2012
Walter McFarlane
The District of Kitimat is expecting a labour shortage. At the regular meeting of Council on June 18th, as Council went through the statement of accounts, Councillor Mario Feldhoff asked a question about an ad placed in the Globe and Mail.

Rose Klukas, from the District of Kitimat of the Economic Development explained the Globe and Mail was having a special on recruiting labour to British Columbia.

“We put an ad in because this area is going to see a shortage of labour in the coming years as these projects unfold,” said Klukas.
Jobs?? What jobs??
Comment by Tictac on 6th July 2012
I've been on their site recently to apply and to my surprise there was no current employment postings. It is pretty discouraging to hear that. I'm local and need a job. I have more than enough experience and qualifications but they continue to advertise "out of area". It won't discourage me from applying but sometimes all they have to do is look in their own backyard to find what they need. Maybe they should use word of mouth next time. That seems to travel alot quicker around here. Whether or not its accurate, is another thing.
The difference is....
Comment by Thomas Campbell on 3rd July 2012
It is not the DOK’s (or council’s) responsibility to recruit workers for the private sector; the businesses will solve their own recruiting issues as they always have. BUT it is the mayor’s, council’s and DOK’s responsibility to encourage business and recruiting practices that benefit Kitimat.

Kitimat First
Big difference
Comment by Apocalypse Now on 3rd July 2012
Last time the district was trying to make sure jobs went to locals first.This time they are trying to entice people to move here for work which does not exist as of yet. The district should worry about their own labour shortage ,such as replacing the retired building inspector.
DOK anticiates labour shortage
Comment by Carlosroberto on 2nd July 2012
It wasn't that long ago that some folks were whining at a council meeting about the hiring practices of local industry.

Didn't see comments opposing that. What's the difference?
Re Comment #1
Comment by Larry on 1st July 2012
I could not agree more......

Are you serious?
Comment by Apocalypse Now on 30th June 2012
What in gods name is the District doing getting involved in advertising for workers that they have no jurisdiction over. Stick to what your supposed to be doing ,enticing industry to locate here ,not workers who have no job to come to.