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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/25/2007

Mining industry needs 80,000 workers

Toronto — The federal government has pledged $2.5 million to help the mining industry deal with its HR crisis, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Monte Solberg announced at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention. The industry estimates it will need to fill 80,000 jobs over the next 10 years. The funding will be used to send mentors to schools and encourage students to enter the field as well as in a program to target under-utilized groups including women, older workers, new immigrants and Aboriginals.

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