Help wanted now
North Glengarry Township and the Glengarry Inter-Agency Group will mount an emergency job fair at the Sandfield Centre in Island Park on Wednesday, July 10.
The township’s Economic Development Officer Tara Kirkpatrick says that there are at least 30 vacant jobs in North Glengarry’s industrial and manufacturing sectors and that those jobs need to be filled immediately. Thus, the reason for the job fair. Ms. Kirkpatrick learned about the job shortage while talking with businesses about their labour needs during a June 11 visitation day. At the time, she was accompanied by representatives from the Cornwall & the Counties Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and from the provincial Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.
Lesley Thompson, Executive Director of the CFDC, briefly mentioned the situation at the United Counties of SDG’s June 17 meeting.
She was there on behalf of the Innovation Centre, a partnership between the CFDC and the Eastern Ontario Training Board, which seeks to provide greater access to skilled and unskilled labour in the area.
PULL HARDER: The Hoarde, one of four teams participating in the tug-of-war competition at the Maxville Fair last weekend, enjoyed a first round victory over the SDG Highlanders. Shown are Chris Graham, of Ottawa, Neil Dempster, of Ingleside, and Jordan Wheeler, of Winchester.