“We are hearing that they are looking for skilled workers as well as labourers. And the construction season looks to be quite busy in our area for 2022.”
Dorothy Carson, Executive Director of the Lloydminster Construction Association is looking forward to this year’s construction season especially as the their members will be taking part in this week’s Job Fair both in-person and online.
“We are excited about the virtual part of the Job Fair as well. For the in-person, we will be reaching local participants that are looking for a job. At the virtual, they will be reaching out across the provinces to see if we can attract some skilled labour to the Lloydminster area.”
With the return of this job seeker interaction with employers, the construction sector which has come through the COVID months is seeing an uptick according to Carson.
“With COVID they have been working and projects have been coming in around our area. But it just seems to be getting a little bit busier as well. There are projects that are coming online that we knew of, and are being put out for tender in the coming months.”
Carson references the ongoing work at both local high schools as an example of projects that will be keeping membership working on site.
The in-person aspect for job seekers to meet face to face with employers will be Thursday at the Lloydminster Exhibition in the Culligan Water Alberta Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The virtual option will be the following day March 25th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. using the link https://virtual-stage.eventtia.com/en/lloydjobfair/login to access the event.
Online attendees will need to register and create a profile online at https://virtual-stage.eventtia.com/en/lloydjobfair/login, which will allow them to book a meeting with employers.