Visitors given local jobs not welcome

In response to Margo Westaway-Charleston’s letter regarding visiting workers and a so-called partnership – NO.

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:40am
  • Opinion

In response to Margo Westaway-Charleston’s letter regarding visiting workers and a so-called partnership – NO.

Although we welcome visitors from anywhere, I am not willing to have that foreign competition threaten our chances of finding decent-paying jobs.

Having been a resident of Sicamous for some 38 years, I have been a victim of sawmill closures over and over again, landed a job in our seemingly abounding construction industry, only to be laid off after three weeks due to shortage of work.

Where will these people fit? And what of our young graduates looking for summer employement?

“Welcome” to our own residents who are on the job hunt.

Gary Hunter

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