Canfor and PGNAETA sign employment agreement

The Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association signed an agreement with Canfor Wednesday to better match aboriginal residents with career options.

"This partnership will provide career opportunities for First Nations applicants, and help Canfor increase our workforce diversity," said David Calabrigo, Canfor's senior vice president, in a press release.

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"We welcome the chance to help our first nations friends succeed and strengthen our relationship with them."

Because Canfor has long been dedicated to helping aboriginal people in forestry occupations, PGNAETA offered its first Spirit of Unity Award to them earlier this year.

"The best workforce development strategies depend on the willingness of partners to learn and understand their respective needs - and then commit to meeting them," said Karin Hunt, executive director of PGNAETA.

"Canfor has made it clear that working with us represents both a moral value and a business opportunity."

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