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December 3, 2012

BCCA heads to California to find skilled workers

The British Columbia Construction Association is heading to California in a continuing effort to recruit skilled foreign workers to fill in-demand jobs in the BC construction industry.

The trip will focus on a job fair in Indio, California on December 4th. Previously the BCCA travelled to Ireland in October and had more than 2,000 applications for skilled trades jobs.

BCCA vice-president Abigail Fulton said foreign workers are sought only after effort has been made to find Canadians to fill skilled trades jobs.

“We are not taking away jobs from people here at home. We’re looking for very specific skills and experience. There’s an immediate shortage and we expect that to continue,” Fulton said.

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