Sunday, October 08, 2006

Almost 4,000 jobs lost following Sask. mill closures: report

Almost 4,000 jobs lost following Sask. mill closures: report - CBC News
The total damage from the closure of Prince Albert's pulp and paper operation was much worse than the 690 direct jobs that were lost, a government report says.
According to a report from the premier's task force on forest development, which was released on Thursday, the total impact of Weyerhaeuser closures was closer to 4,000 jobs.
In addition to the direct job losses that took place between January and April, there was another 1,380 indirect jobs connected to the Prince Albert operation that were lost.
There were more losses from the closure of Wapawekka and Big River sawmills, which had been feeding wood chips to the pulp mill — 1,883 direct and indirect jobs.
So the total is 3,953 direct and indirect jobs.

1 comment:

Sunny said...

This is really bad