What you need to know about the new jobs for Calgary’s jobs shortage
The province has announced the creation of seven new jobs in the Alberta job market.
The jobs will be created in the sectors of business management and business management.
The jobs will include positions that will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the activities of companies with Alberta Business Development Services (ABDS).
“The creation of these new jobs is an important step forward for the Calgary region, which has seen the loss of more than 1,300 full-time jobs since July 1,” Premier Rachel Notley said in a news release.
“This is a significant step forward in the region’s efforts to recover from this downturn and to ensure our province is well positioned for the future.”
The province also announced the hiring of a new CEO for ABDS.
The positions will be based at the Edmonton-based Calgary-based ABDS, which is part of the Government of Alberta.
They will be part of a $1.3-billion, eight-year, $9-billion project to create about 1,000 jobs.
“We are thrilled to welcome ABDS to Calgary.
The partnership between ABDS and the City of Calgary will help create thousands of new jobs,” said Alberta Premier Rachel Noël.
“Alberta is a leading Canadian employer, and the continued success of ABDS is a key component of our overall plan for economic recovery.”
The creation is part the Alberta Jobs Strategy, announced in November.
It includes an expansion of the Alberta Development Fund and an increase in the province’s share of the national unemployment benefit (NIB).
The plan also includes an increase of the provincial minimum wage, which will increase from $13.30 per hour in 2019 to $14.60 by 2021.