Domtar opens employee support centre
March 7, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
March 1, 2006 marked the opening of Domtar’s Employee Action Centre. A partnership between Domtar, the Federal and …
March 1, 2006 marked the opening of Domtar’s Employee Action Centre. A partnership between Domtar, the Federal and Ontario governments, the centre was set up in order to offer support to the 185 workers slated for a March 31 layoff, and to help them secure new employment.
Similar to the Domtar Action Centre established in Cornwall, ON, that opened in March of last year, this location will focus on a range of services designed to put workers in touch with the resources they need to find new jobs. Career counseling and referral services will be provided, as will information workshops and seminars.
“Our company is very aware of the impacts of the closure of the Ottawa paper machines on the lives of the employees who have been laid-off,” said Robert Dufresne, operations manager at the Ottawa-Hull mill. “We take responsibility for providing adequate support through the period they need to reposition themselves for the workplace.”
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