Manitoba hopes to increase number of Aboriginals working in call centres

Funds strategy designed to identify best practices in recruitment, training and job retention for Aboriginal workers
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/13/2004

Manitoba is funding a program to promote job opportunities for Aboriginal workers in call centres.

The Aboriginal Representative Workforce Strategy is a joint initiative of the Manitoba Customer Contact Association, Manitoba Advanced Education and Training and Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs.

The purpose of the strategy is to fill vacant positions in call centres through the integration of Aboriginal workers, resulting in a labour pool that is more representative of Manitoba’s population, the government said.