Statement on Irving Oil layoffs10 July 2020
SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The following statement was issued by Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard on behalf of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder:
We are thinking about the employees, their families and members of the Saint John community who are affected by Irving Oil’s recently announced layoffs.
In situations such as this one, the government’s role is to work closely with affected employees and direct them to support services in the region for career transitioning and employment counselling.
WorkingNB has reached out to the company and will be coordinating efforts with them to support and work with the affected employees. In addition, Opportunities NB will support WorkingNB staff to connect impacted employees with employers who are looking for their skill set.
Due to a close family member’s involvement, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder has recused himself from this file.10-07-20