Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

July 09, 2012 16:40 ET

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Opportunity Awaits in Edmonton

EEDC launches labour campaign to attract trades professionals

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2012) - Northern Alberta is hiring! With the campaign slogan "what you're made of is what we're looking for," Edmonton Economic Development Corporation will hit the streets of Seattle July 11 - 16, to promote the launch of a new labour campaign.

The recruitment drive is designed to fill vacancies for heavy-equipment technicians, welders, steamfitters/pipefitters, power engineers and construction staff professionals in Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

"Our economy is expanding and we need more workers," says Mike Wo, EEDC executive director of economic development and growth. "We are looking for hard-working individuals who are considering working in Alberta for a few years while economic conditions rebound in the U.S."

To put Alberta's economic growth into context, around $193 billion of major investments are underway or in the works, equivalent to 211 CenturyLink Fields or 175 Hoover Dams.

Be sure to keep your eye out for the roving community cruiser at Seattle events July 11 - 16, promoting the campaign and website. For more information about the campaign, or to apply visit www.opportunityawaits.com.

Find out if the community cruiser will be stopping near you on Facebook and Twitter.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

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