North Lake Fisheries (NLF) has done its homework and hopes it has come up with approaches to recruit and retain a dedicated workforce. With recent expansion in product lines and acquiring a plant in Brudenell, NLF is now on a mission.
They are recruiting folks (including university, college and high school students) from all over the Atlantic Provinces to make this plant one of the most productive in Eastern Canada.
There is an “all hands on deck” effort in place to get the word out about the many benefits of joining this team. Let’s face it – it’s not an easy task selling seafood processing work. It’s not what you’d call a glamourous job. So, NLF has decided to become as flexible as possible and focus on the benefits of the work to specific groups of people.
With entry level wages beginning at $13 an hour plus vacation and the possibility of overtime, a student could conceivably earn enough to pay for a fair chunk of their post-secondary expenses.
Working at a seafood plant is a great job to list on a resumé because it tells employers you are reliable, can work under pressure, and have great stamina and work ethic.
High school students can earn extra cash or save up for university. NLF offers evening and weekend shifts to high school students in May and June with the possibility of working full shifts during the summer months.
Many of the positions at the processing plant are semi-skilled. NLF is dedicated to growth and development for all positions and will provide training to those who show initiative and would like to take on more responsibility.
There will also be a focused recruitment effort in areas of the Atlantic Provinces where processing and production jobs have been lost in the past year. No doubt there are those affected by these closures who would welcome work on PEI. NLF will have accommodations and transportation support for employees from further away.
The company will be reaching out to recruit through a new website as well as social media, info fairs, newspaper advertising, and radio. It will also rely on word of mouth and help from former employees. NLF plans to implement a “referral bonus” to encourage former employees to spread the word.
NLF is confident that with new approaches to recruiting and retaining employees, they can continue to expand their operations and provide more opportunities for employment for Atlantic Canadians. It’s a win-win for everyone.
For more information, call 902-357-2572 Ext. 4 or email your resumé to [email protected].
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