Eastern Canadian lumber producer holds recruitment drive in Northeast B.C.

Representatives of a Montreal-based lumber producer will be in Chetwynd and Mackenzie next week to recruit sawmill workers for their operations in Ontario and Quebec.

Over the course of three days, EACOM Timber Corp. woodlands operation supervisor Sam Haystead and production superintendent Pat Toupin will be travelling to six communities in the province.

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Here's a closer look at their schedule:

Monday, August 12:

  • Chetwynd WorkBC Centre, 4757-51st Ave.,11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

  • Mackenzie WorkBC Centre, 540 Mackenzie Blvd., 4 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13:

  • Fort St. James WorkBC Centre, 242-250 Stuart Dr., 9 a.m. to noon;

  • Quesnel WorkBC Centre, 100-488 McLean St., 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14:

  • Williams Lake WorkBC Centre, 201-172 2nd Ave., 9 a.m. to noon;

  • Clearwater, Clearwater Lodge, 331 Eden Rd, 5-7 p.m.

EACOM owns seven sawmills, five in Ontario and two in Quebec, a remanufacturing facility in Quebec, and an engineered I-joists plant in Ontario, for a total of 1,100 employees. Its head office is located in Montreal, with regional offices located in Timmins, Ont., and Val-d'Or, Que..

"While EACOM Timber Corporation is not immune to the industry climate, our wood basket in Northern Ontario and Quebec has benefited from more stable conditions," the company said in a news release.

"We are mindful that many workers may be looking for a fresh opportunity to pursue their careers."

Haystead and Toupin will be offering applicants guaranteed interviews.

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