EDMONTON — The Alberta Foodservice Labour Connections pilot program is being lauded as a success in its first year after it introduced 88 new employees to the restaurant industry, helping to address the labour shortage in Edmonton.
The program is a collaboration between Government of Alberta and Restaurants Canada. It aims to give youth, seniors, long-term unemployed, disabled, immigrants and Aboriginal people the help they need to build a career in a restaurant or foodservice business.
“The Alberta Foodservice Labour Connections pilot is an excellent example of how innovative thinking can help support vulnerable members of our community when they are looking for good and stable jobs,” says Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.
The program has since been extended to May 2016.