Job fair to be held in Belledune Dec. 17, 2019

BELLEDUNE, NB – The new transitional adjustment committee, established by the province to respond to the closure of the Glencore smelter in late November, will host its first event next week – a job fair in Belledune.

“Several employers in the region have been working with Glencore to find employment for many staff already, and this will give others – including QSL, JD Irving, and others – a chance to connect with these employees about their opportunities,” said committee chair Denis Caron.

The job fair will be the first event organized by the committee, who held their first meeting this week to start establishing their strategic priorities and to begin discussions about the economic and social imperatives of the region.

“We had a great initial meeting, and we all know there is much work to be done,” said Mr. Caron, “but the region is committed to both the short-term and long-term objective of seeing northern New Brunswick thrive through this transition.”

Mr. Caron said the committee will be keeping residents up to date on their activities and their progress throughout its mandate.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Debbie Vienneau, (506) 544-1998

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Membership of the transition adjustment committee tasked with helping the Belledune region has been finalized.

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