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Close to 2,000 local job seekers are anticipated to check out the Central Alberta Job Fair taking place at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer Thursday which runs until 6 pm.
Close to 2,000 local job seekers are anticipated to check out the Central Alberta Job Fair taking place at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer Thursday which runs until 6 pm. Sheldon Spackman

Job fair held in Red Deer amid 'patiently optimistic' hiring climate

By Sheldon Spackman
September 13, 2018 - 3:12pm Updated: September 13, 2018 - 5:26pm

Nearly 60 exhibitors were on hand for the Central Alberta Job Fair Thursday at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer.

The RCMP, CN Rail, Sanjel and Precision Drilling were among those seeking to attract new employees at the event.

Roughly three dozen local business representatives gathered at the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce office Wednesday morning to learn more about establishing their Impairment-Free Workplace and Fit for Duty Policy in advance of the legalization of cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018.
Roughly three dozen local business representatives gathered at the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce office Wednesday morning to learn more about establishing their Impairment-Free Workplace and Fit for Duty Policy in advance of the legalization of cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018. Sheldon Spackman

Local businesses preparing to address cannabis effectively in the workplace

By Sheldon Spackman
September 12, 2018 - 11:51am

With cannabis legalization just over a month away in Canada, local businesses had a chance on Wednesday morning to learn more about what they need to do to address cannabis effectively in the workplace.

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