March 23 IBEW local 993 attended the Friends of First Nations job fair in Prince George. We attend these job fairs for 3 reasons. 1 – They are very cost effective compared to many of the larger events. 2 – It allows us to talk directly with members of the community about the challenges they face, the destructive effect the non-union sector has on the local economy and workforce, and how the IBEW can help. 3 – This is also where non-union contractors go to hire workers and we need more signatory contractors so it allows me to introduce the IBEW to them as well. We also met with PGNAETA and we are creating a Solar initiative with them.
This event was during Spring Break so one of my daughters came on the 3 day trek (20 hrs in the truck!) with me and was a great help. (Notice how neat and tidy our display table is!) She also won the raffle prize donated by Employment Action and we will be co-rdinating with them in the future. They offer programs similar to our FLL program so working with them will help secure work and quality leadership in the Prince George region.