Dell Canada having trouble recruiting in Edmonton

High-tech firm looking to fill 500 positions but some potential candidates turned off by recruiting techniques
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/02/2004

A customer contact centre slated to open in Edmonton in November is having a tough time finding qualified workers.

Dell Canada, a computer manufacturer based in Round Rock, Tex., has hired 100 staff since announcing in July it would set up operations in Alberta’s capital. But it needs 500 people on-hand when the phones start ringing on Nov. 1.

Michelle Blood, senior public affairs manager for Dell, told the