Alberta government wants to eliminate ‘dumb rules’ that act as barriers to employment

Calgary forum attendees also talk about how small employers can compete in tight labour markets
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/05/2007

The Alberta government wants to hear from businesses in the province about any barriers to finding desperately needed workers. Iris Evans, the province’s Minister of Employment, Immigration and Industry, told attendees at a Calgary Economic Development (CED) forum that she needs their help to do better to improve labour conditions in Alberta.

“I will be eternally grateful,” she told the audience, for any suggestions they might have. “There are fewer people to go around.”

Housing shortage, lack of respect for trades