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    :: Friday, February 22, 2008 ::

    B.C.'s West Kootenays face labour shortage - CBC via The Canadian Press
    Low wages and the high cost of housing are forcing young workers to look elsewhere for employment, he told the board.

    As a result, there were fewer young people coming into the workforce compared to those retiring in 2006, and by 2009, Penfold projected the gap will widen to a 2,900 fewer workers.

    "That's staggering if you think of the consequences of that now," he said.

    "The worst-case scenario in the next five years is we will have a shortfall of 13,000 workers".
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