Catalyst Paper worried about labour shortage at its Port Alberni mill
Catalyst Paper said the biggest challenge its Port Alberni mill faces in the future is a looming labour shortage.
The general manager of the Port Alberni mill, Fred Chinn, said skilled employees are retiring regularly from the operation and they need to figure out how to replace them. Back in the 1990′s, many young workers were let go because they had the least senority. This has left an age gap in the employment profile.
60 employees have been hired at the mill in the last 18 months. Chinn said, ”We have to educate people on the possibilities. There are lots of jobs here that people don’t even know about.”
Catalyst Paper concerned about lack of skilled labour available for local operation (Alberni Valley Times)
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