Apparel industry gets HR boost from Ottawa

New website, special training for managers being developed with $3.4 million investment by federal government
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/14/2005

The federal government is investing more than $3.4 million in an effort to make the apparel industry more attractive as a career option.

Ottawa is giving the money to the Apparel Human Resources Council to help support the promotion of skills development in the sector.

“Canada’s future competitiveness depends on productive, high-performance workplaces, supported by a highly skilled workforce,” said Eleni Bakopanos, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Social Development. “The apparel sector is an important sector of our economy, and these projects will help to ensure that we have the skilled workforce to remain competitive.”