Mentorships, events give boost to young workers

Top employers for young employees also providing apprenticeships, transfer opportunities
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

In the latter stages of an $8.2-billion capital expansion project, PotashCorp has hired more than 1,000 people in the last few years while looking to replace employees who are nearing or entering retirement, according to Lee Knafelc, Saskatoon-based vice-president of HR and administration.

“We need all kinds of employees... but the young demographic is really key for us and it’s really where our opportunity lies to develop those people early in their careers and keep them for a long time and give them a great career opportunity,” he said.