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  • david
    November 04, 2013 - 11:53

    Kathy: You're SO right! But you don't go far enough...why don't we establish several government-sponsored companies that are solely comprised of women ,largely aboriginal, hopefully most with physical handicaps and perhaps learning disorders?! And once that insightful bit of progressive economic thinking kick-starts the establishment of the commensurate robust private sector economy (we currently lack any semblance of that here now), maybe THEN we can look into what it might take for all those qualified, skillful,. educated types to find some work here. Yay Kathy!

  • DTB
    November 01, 2013 - 15:52

    Well Blunderdale, as a young male in the mining industry with nearly ten years experience as a geologist- Let me tell you that it's going to take a lot more than calling for more women to enter the business. There hasn't been a job for me in Newfoundland since I graduated, so I've done what every other Newfoundlander does- They leave. Good luck getting more women, because there aren't any jobs to put them into, either. Those of us already with the qualifications can't find work to start with, so we all just up and go where the work is. Sadly, it's not here.

  • John Brown
    November 01, 2013 - 15:41

    Should she say "the industry needs more qualified people" and leave it at that. Or is she suggesting quota hiring to ensure gender equality? Does she prefer unqualified women get jobs to ensure gender balance?

  • Red
    November 01, 2013 - 10:19

    If men were doing this sort of thing it would be considered sexism. The training is in place for anyone regardless of sex, if women wanted such careers they would be doing the schooling. If women want to be treated more equally they need to stop acting like they are inferior. This is old school thinking and unnecessary this day and age. Hey Kathy I think you have bigger fish to fry than this.

  • david
    October 31, 2013 - 10:55

    In a place without enough private sector jobs for a small fraction of the workforce, does no one see the complete foolishness of getting distracted and twisted off on such a PC, BS issue as employment equity? Are we really this clueless?

    • Lloyd
      November 01, 2013 - 04:46

      David, The old adage still rings true... BS baffles brains. So, we must be this clueless!