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The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

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.

STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON PHOTO

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.

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