Working Together

June 24, 2019 Sue ElliottNova Scotia 20 Views

Recently a member company announced it would be ceasing operations in Canada and moving their plant closer to their other operations in the US. It is estimated that 240 people would be facing job loss by July 2019. This type of news is never good news. EMC in Nova Scotia polled member companies and presented to the coalition transition team a list of 16 companies with 242 current oppenings. In order to leverage these opportunities and help those facing job loss to find meaningful employment, a customized recruitment event was born.

Working togther with the Nova Scotia Works Department, Futureworx and the employer, 12 manufacturers were brought onsight to share their opportunities directly with those facing job loss.

This was a powerful example of how Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium brings members together to solve problems. I am extrememly greatful to those members who participated in the recruitment event and to Erin Barclay of Futureworx for coordinating and facilitating the event. A huge thank you to Aimee Cook and Gail Jollimore of Tarkett for their openess and sincere desire to help their team find a soft landing by providing access to meaningful employment.

I am proud to be part of the manufacturing community here in Nova Scotia. It isn't always easy to do what we do here in Atlantic Canada but we continue to support one another by working together!

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