Job fairs aim to boost labour force

November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – A series of job fairs will take place in various communities during the month of November, to recruit new workers to fill job vacancies in New Brunswick.

“Your government is focused on growing the economy and creating jobs,” said Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage. “These job fairs will highlight thousands of jobs and help New Brunswickers and Canadians discover employment opportunities in our province.”

There are 3,200 jobs posted on nbjobs.ca with employers looking to fill positions across the province. Statistics Canada recently reported that the labour force in the province has declined to 377,100, the lowest estimate since 2003.

“New Brunswick’s economy is the strongest it has been in a decade, and it continues to grow,” said Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “While there are thousands of New Brunswickers and Canadians looking for work, there are also thousands of positions in this province waiting to be filled. These job fairs are part of our approach to grow our labour force and assist New Brunswickers in finding rewarding careers.”

Twelve job fairs will be held in the following communities in November:

A job fair took place today in Campbellton and several others earlier this fall in the Moncton and Fredericton regions.

MEDIA CONTACT(S):

Stephanie Bilodeau, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-4090.

Carolyn McCormack, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-453-8168.