Business & Oilsands(Archives)

May
29
2014
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Why Find A Summer Job? Alright, so summer is just around the corner and as much as you students want to go hit Gregoire beach, you should really think about finding a summer job. Why? Well, we know that Fort McMurray has the highest household income in the country and…
Mar
27
2014
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Effective Job Search IN FORT McMURRAY I hate to burst the bubble of the job hunter who’s searching through Jobbank.ca, but it doesn’t work. One of the most heard lines in our employment office is, “I applied online to dozens of places but haven’t heard back.” My question is, “Did…
Mar
27
2014
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Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Ujeer Ahmed is a living testimony to this. Ahmed is the successful business owner of the travel agency, International Travel Services. He is also the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)…
Mar
27
2014
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It’s our roads, public buildings, housing, airport – all those public services and systems necessary for economic activity. But those ties that bind are also the cause of much conversation in a region where it has frequently proved challenging to have infrastructure keep up with the pace of economic and…
Mar
27
2014
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ABORIGINAL PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE: GAINING A MORE BALANCED UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS REGION Chief Boucher has 23 years in leadership and was first elected in Fort McKay First Nation in 1986. He is a storyteller, and a wise and well-rounded man. “Every great story has three main…
Jan
24
2014
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Tips for Job Fairs I recently hosted a job fair at which almost 1,500 people attended. As an organizer it is always a great experience because I get to speak with job seekers during the event, and then to the employers after. I receive lots of feedback from both sides.…
Aug
22
2013
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They say money can be the root of all evil. Maybe. But after being in Fort McMurray for a week, it’s evident it can also be the root of considerable happiness. There’s no doubt about it; money can make a difference. You see, I’m from a place where many have…
Aug
22
2013
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It is both an exciting and challenging time to be operating a business in the Wood Buffalo region. The potential for growth is enormous and the opportunity for success looms large. This is perhaps no more true than in the hotel industry, where the Fort McMurray Hotel Group holds a…

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