September 19, 2014
We are a growing northern community of 70,000. Our major industry is oil sand production. We really have two issues. One, it is difficult to recruit new workers to our community; we are in a remote location and the isolated way of life does not appeal to many people. Two, we don’t want to lose our current employees. They have learned a lot informally on the job, and we want to keep those who are willing to learn new skills for jobs we need filled.