Site C workforce saw large jump in local workers in February

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro has released the February employment statistics for the Site C dam construction project, which shows the dam’s workforce rose above 2,000 workers for the first time since last fall.In February, there were 2,086 workers directly employed on the Site C project in some capacity. The number of contractors on site jumped by 362 compared to January, while the number of engineers and project team members fell by 19. The contractor workforce totalled 1,557, a number not seen since October 2017.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro- Advertisement -The number of B.C. residents employed on Site C as contractors jumped from 983 to 1,309, making up 84 percent of contractors – an increase of two percent compared to January. The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors increased by 221, from 421 to 642. PRRD resident contractors jumped from 35 percent to 41 percent of the contractor workforce.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC HydroLooking at rest of the statistics provided by Hydro shows that there were four temporary foreign workers employed at Site C during the month. There were also 17 apprentices, more than double the number from January, along with 269 women and 190 Indigenous workers.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal or Chelsea? Both fans think this transfer is a no-brainer – agree?

first_img1 Real Madrid have bought back Alvaro Morata from Juventus, but is not expected to stay long in Spain.The Liga side sold him to Juve in 2014, but inserted a buy-back clause, reported to be around £23m. Real are now expected to auction him off and both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the 23-year-old.Morata is currently playing for Spain at Euro 2016 and here, fans of the Premier League clubs talked about the possibilities of the striker playing for them next season.To remain up to date on all transfer rumours, click here. Real Madrid have bought Alvaro Morata back from Juventus last_img read more