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Jim Letourneau's Blog

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Labor Shortages

I’m working on an article that discusses the developing global labour shortages in the resource extraction industries. Nothing really new here but if you live in Calgary, Alberta, you'll see the effects in higher home prices, infrastructure construction delays and some really bad fast food (some places have shut down temporarily due to a lack of workers).


Mine firms are forced to dig deep for workers


Another record year in oil patch services – drilling forecast for 2006


CBS News: The Oil Sands Of Alberta


Horizon flies in the face of labour shortage


The Trillion-Barrel Tar Pit