Media advisory - New forecast reveals need for Ontario to meet rising demand for construction workers



    THUNDER BAY, ON, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - How well will Ontario's
construction industry be able to handle the need for more than 85,000 new
construction workers during the next nine years as detailed in the new
forecast to be released Tuesday, June 19, 2007 by the Construction Sector
Council (CSC)?
    Construction Looking Forward: Labour Requirements from 2007 to 2015 for
Ontario, says the province's construction industry will need 50,000 workers to
replace retirees and another 35,000 to keep pace with steady growth during the
forecast period.

    
    When:  Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10-11:00 a.m.

    Where: Valhalla Inn, Viking Room
           1 Valhalla Inn Road
           Thunder Bay, ON

    Who:   Her Worship Mayor Lynn Peterson

           George Gritziotis, Executive Director, Construction Sector Council

           Ron McGillis, Manager - Safety, Compliance & Contractor Quality,
           Ontario Power Generation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of
           the Ontario Construction User Council

           Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay - Atikokan and Parliamentary Assistant
           to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines speaking on
           behalf of Minister Bartolucci about the recently announced
           $1 Billion spending in the forestry sector.

           Patrick Dillon, Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer,
           Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario and
           a member of CSC's Board of Directors

    Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay is also expected to attend.
    




For further information:

For further information: Patrick Dillon, Business Manager and Secretary
Treasurer, Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario,
(416) 679-8887, Cell (416) 347-8245, patrick@ontariobuildingtrades.com; Ron
Martin, Executive Director, Sudbury Construction Association, (705) 673-5619,
martin@constructionnorth.com; Rosemary Sparks, Construction Sector Council,
(613) 569-5552, sparks@csc-ca.org

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