CANADA WANTS U.S.VETERANS FOR PIPELINE WORK
VFW-backed VetJobs now posting thousands of new vacancies
July 02, 2012
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that its partly owned
veterans jobs board has secured an exclusive employment initiative with
Alberta, Canada, that could see thousands of U.S. veterans heading north to
work on their oil pipeline.
“This is a great opportunity for
veterans, transitioning military, National Guard and reservists, and their
family members,” said Ted Daywalt, founder and CEO of VetJobs (www.vetjobs.com), a recognized industry leader
in helping veterans find work.
“Though America’s Keystone Pipeline is
delayed, the Canadians are moving forward on their side of the border and have
an immediate need for tens of thousands of workers,” said Daywalt, whose
website averages more than 55,000 daily job postings by employers strictly
interested in hiring veterans. He said the Edmonton Economic Development
Corporation anticipates a shortage of 114,000 workers in the Alberta area, and
they want to hire American veterans to fill that shortage.
According to the development
corporation, the positions being offered are long term, with many paying as
much as 30 percent more than similar industry positions in the United States.
Some positions will require a move to Canada, but many others will allow
veterans to commute — working several weeks in Canada, then one week back home.
skilled positions they are currently hiring for include journeymen pressure
pipe welders, heavy equipment technicians, steamfitter-pipefitters, structural
ironworkers, millwright and carpenter/scaffolders. Professional staff vacancies
include construction quality auditors, quality examiners/inspectors, cost
estimators, high voltage construction managers, refinery shift supervisors,
planners/schedulers, power engineers (operators), project control leads,
project managers/coordinators, and health, safety and environment
is a fantastic opportunity and I’m proud of our affiliation with VetJobs,” said
VFW National Commander Richard L. DeNoyer, of Middleton, Mass. “Helping
thousands of veterans to get well-paying jobs in an important industry just
further proves that no one does more for veterans than the VFW.”
apply for the new positions, go to www.vetjobs.com,
click on Search Jobs, then type “opportunity awaits” into the company search
field. Additional job postings will be added in the coming months as the
Canadian pipeline project progresses.
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