Elk Falls Workers

Campbell River B.C.

Nexen Recruitment Drive – June 22, 23

NIEFS contacted us today to give a heads up that NEXEN will be in Campbell River June 22 – 23 on a recruitment drive.  You can go the the Nexen website to get an idea what opportunities currently exist.

On June 17 & 18, NIEFS is offering a 2-day workshop that will prepare people who plan on pursuing opportunities with Nexen or other similar opportunities in oil and gas, to translate their skills sets and target their resumes for oil and gas and develop an effective multi-pronged job search approach.

Because the workshop will be very focused on resumes, online applications & using computers, there are limits to how many people can take the course this time around. NIEFS will offer additional workshops if there is demand but for this first one, they’d really like to target individuals who are serious about pursuing the current opportunities with Nexen.

Anyone interested in this workshop should contact their advisor at NIEFS.

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Employment Opportunities | 1 Comment

Catalyst takes Municipalities to court over Taxes

Catalyst has waged a long and expensive media campaign to convince municipalities that the tax rates used for heavy industry are unrealistic when compared to other jurisdictions.

All 4 Councils of areas where Catalyst has mills in BC, recently set the tax rates for the upcoming year and Catalyst isn’t pleased with the level of response to their proposal or the value of the reductions they are getting.

As a result they announced today that they are going to the Supreme Court of BC to have the tax bylaws declared unreasonable.

You can read the release Catalyst put out here.

June 5, 2009 Posted by | General | 3 Comments