(Mar. 26/14) Restaurants Canada and the Alberta government have finalized a joint pilot project to match underrepresented potential employees (such as those who are disabled, aboriginal, new immigrants and seniors) with Edmonton area members. As part of the new Alberta Food Service Labour Connections Pilot Project, which started in mid March, Restaurants Canada will work with various Edmonton social service agencies to identify job-ready employees and place them with member companies.

This project will give the Alberta government and Restaurants Canada evidence on the degree to which hiring these employees will help alleviate the province’s foodservice industry labour shortage.

Additionally, this pilot project complements Restaurants Canada’s partnership with the March of Dimes Accessible Biz Connections program.

Need more information?
To learn more about the pilot and how members with Edmonton area businesses can participate, contact Barb Jusiak at bjusiak@outlook.com or the Restaurants Canada Western office at 604-685-9655.

Managing Western Canada Labour Shortages

Restaurants Canada hosted members and government officials on May 13 in Edmonton, to discuss labour shortage issues and resources for operators. Open to Restaurants Canada members only.

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