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Alberta's woes: too many jobs, not enough people to fill them Read it on Global News: Global Edmonton | Alberta's economic bubble not free of probl

EDMONTON - With an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, Alberta currently
fares better than any other Canadian province. But despite being fairly
insulated from the economic turmoil plaguing the rest of the world, our
oil-rich province's economy is not without problems.

Unlike
south of the border, though, Alberta's biggest labour worry is that
there are actually 114,000 more jobs than people to fill them.

So
in an effort to help find solutions to that predicament, the Alberta
Coalition for Action on Labour shortage, comprised of 19 groups and
businesses, has been formed. Its key message is that it should be easier
for people to come and work in our prairie province.

"If you
look at the issue of labour shortages, the problem is getting worse, not
better," said Tim Shipton of the Alberta Enterprise Group.

"Right
now...the governments seem to be talking at each other and no

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Added: Mar-2-2012 Occurred On: Mar-2-2012
By: Hiarken
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Tags: employment, Immigration, politics
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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