All Nations job fair underway in Regina
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 1:57 PM CST
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2012 6:00 PM CST
A job fair aimed at putting the welcome mat out for aboriginal people is underway in Regina.
More than 50 employers will be at the All Nations Job Fair from 1:30-6 p.m. CST looking for workers.
Organizers say although it's open to everyone, they want to make aboriginal people aware of the job opportunities and skills training available in the area.
Saskatchewan's economy is booming, but there are labour shortages in some sectors. Experts say it's crucial for the province's fast-growing aboriginal workforce to participate in the boom.
"On the one hand we're growing, which is very, very positive because people don't have to leave to go elsewhere," said John Hopkins, the CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce.
"But at the same time, boomers like me are retiring in ever-increasing numbers."
The job fair includes several Crown corporations, construction companies, mining industry representatives and several training institutions as well. The career fair is being held at Banner Hall and the Ag-Ex Pavilion at Evraz Place.
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