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Baie D'Urfé company sets up shuttle out of transit desperation

A Baie D’Urfé company is hiring, but says it’s having trouble finding employees who’ll travel to the Baie D'Urfé industrial park.

Baie D'Urfé Mayor Maria Tutino says lack of transit could cause closure of industrial park

A Baie D'Urfé company said between 70 and 80 per cent of people scheduled for job interviews aren't showing up because of the lack of transit options. (Charles Contant/CBC)

A Baie D’Urfé company is hiring, but says it’s having trouble finding employees who’ll travel to the Baie D'Urfé industrial park.

Frank Komsic, vice-president of SHOEI Canada, said as many as 80 per cent of people scheduled for job interviews don’t show up because of the lack of transit to the industrial park.

The company, which produces nickel powder used in electronics manufacturing,set up a shuttle service to get its employees to work.

Baie D’Urfé Mayor Maria Tutino said she’s heard about this problem from other businesses in the industrial park since taking over as mayor, ten years ago.

She’s advocating for more transit options, particularly the proposed Train de L’Ouest.

Listen to the full interview here:

A Baie D'urfe company is looking to hire but is struggling to find employees willing to travel that far in part because of poor public transit options. Daybreak spoke to Frank Komsic, the vice-president of SHOEI Canada, about how he's started his own shut 9:24