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Jason Kenney to give a speech in Chatham on October 10

MP Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent-Essex) has invited his colleague, minister Jason Kenney to Chatham to hear first-hand from constituents on options to discuss the skills shortage in the area.

The Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism will be here on Thursday October 10th for a roundtable, public luncheon and a tour of the Centre for Trades and Technology at Thames Campus. The luncheon will take place at noon at Club Lentinas where the minister will deliver a speech entitled, “Ensuring Canada’s continued economic success: Tackling the skills mismatch.”

Van Kesteren said, “I’ve heard from businesses that are having a hard time filling skilled trade positions, I’ve also met with individuals having difficulty finding full-time employment. Our government is continually working with front line job creators to generate an atmosphere where those businesses can bring people in, train them, and put them to work.” Van Kesteren added, “I’m excited to have the minister here and I’m confident he’ll leave with feedback on how we can help the local skill shortage.”

Tickets are still available for the luncheon, and can be purchased for $25 by contacting the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce at (519) 352-7540.

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