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New action centre to benefit laid-off forestry workers in Kenora

DCN-JOC News Services
New action centre to benefit laid-off forestry workers in Kenora

KENORA, ONT. — A new action centre recently opened in Kenora, Ont. to provide services to help about 122 workers that were impacted by the closure of Kenora Forest Products (KFP).

The centre will connect workers with local job and training opportunities as well as counselling services to help workers adjust, retrain and rejoin the workforce.

The Ontario government is spending $330,280 for the initiative. Staff from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Unifor Local 324 and the City of Kenora have worked together to get the centre up and running, indicates a government release, adding the KFP Action Centre will be run by a Labour Adjustment Committee on behalf of the City of Kenora.

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