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    :: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 ::

    Task force grapples with dire shortage in skilled trades - CBC News
    A Newfoundland and Labrador government task force has begun collecting evidence on how to overcome a shortage of skilled tradespeople, even amid predictions that it will worsen dramatically in the next decade.

    Employers are already fighting to hold on to skilled workers who are lured with significantly higher pay to places like Alberta, said St. John's contractor Robert Candow.
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