What about local hiring?

Too often it seems First Nations and other local residents of our area have to contend with companies not following through with promises.

Dear Sir:

Too often it seems First Nations and other local residents of our area have to contend with companies not following through with promises to ensure that First Nations and other local people would be hired first.

That’s why I’d like to ask Valard, the company hired to build the Northwest Transmission Line, how many local people it has hired to work on the project.

I’ve heard they are bringing in people from Manitoba and Ontario. Is there a reason for this?

Costwise it just doesn’t make sense; there are local people waiting and willing to work.

Companies have done this before. People from Prince Rupert were also promised training, employment and help to start small businesses when the port there was being built. And that didn’t turn out to be the case.

Companies who come to this area should do their best to hire locally. And we should be able to see the results.

Kym Guno,

Kitwancool, BC

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