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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How Will The Gov't Help Laid Off Potash Workers?

With the announcement that more than a hundred PotashCorp employees will clocking out for the last time at the end of March, Caraquet MLA H├ędard Albert wondering if affected workers will get any help from the government.

Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Jody Carr says transition services have been provided to the employees. He says there will be variety of ways the government ensures affected employees are helped with their future plans, including looking at options of re-training, vacancies within the market and looking at support for retirement options.

The General Manager for PotashCorp in New Brunswick Stewart Brown says grim market conditions are the reason for the layoffs.