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Nalcor launches muskratfallsjobs.com

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For anyone interested in working on the Muskrat Falls project, Nalcor Energy now has a website where you can add your name on the list of potential workers.

The list compiled through the site will be used by contractors who, once the project is sanctioned, will be pressed to hire Labradorians and Newfoundlanders before looking outside the province for workers.

The website is: www.muskratfallsjobs.com

It’s start up was announced during a Labrador North Chamber of Commerce event in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this morning.

Both provincial minister responsible for Labrador Affairs, Nick McGrath, and Nalcor Energy vice-president Gilbert Bennett were at the event.

“The new website will ensure residents can access employment information for the project, while at the same time providing contractors with access to the qualified people needed to move the project forward as quickly as possible following a sanction decision by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador,” Bennett has stated.

The idea of creating a database of workers from online submissions is not new for the province. For example, the Hebron project team has already been active online, seeking skilled tradespeople through: www.bullarmtrades.com.

The Muskrat Falls project is expected to create an average 1,500 jobs a year during its construction, with about 3,300 people working on the project at peak construction.

According to a statement released this morning by Nalcor, while more than 70 trades are to be employed on the project, “the majority of positions will include general labourers, carpenters, iron workers (rebar), truck drivers, surveyors, operating engineers and heavy equipment mechanics.”  

Nalcor has stated competitive wages will be offered.

“To attract highly skilled, qualified individuals throughout construction of Muskrat Falls, Nalcor will offer competitive wages, quality accommodations at the site, travel and transportation, and accessible training,” the Crown corporation has stated.

 

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  • Donna Payne
    March 27, 2014 - 22:39

    Are there any jobs available where a person who has just completed a three year Business Administration Program is of any value to the company?????

  • Angus Pettigrew
    March 05, 2014 - 19:14

    I have worked in Churchill falls before when they were building the addition to the airport I was there to install the cabinets and counter tops then moved in to the homes installing flooring new door and installed trim and moulding Then the land was ready for the basement walls made of pressure treated lumber for the day care Installing insulation around the out side of the wall to stop he frost from putting pressure on the wooded walls Then installed class A on top of insulation to hold in place I found working in Churchill falls was a good place to work and safety came first

  • Douglas UPSHAW
    February 17, 2014 - 15:00

    I am a third year iron worker various tickets, finished my first level of apprenticeship in school , hard worker looking to be apart of the team

  • paul clance
    December 21, 2013 - 10:08

    How bo I find out if my resume got to you guys.

  • Mike Schamehorn
    December 07, 2013 - 11:29

    seeking work in the construction area have been in carpenters union local 27 Toronto ont. enjoy working with others

  • donald bruce
    October 24, 2013 - 06:00

    where is the job board. there is a lot of useless information for anyone looking to send in a resume

  • judy best
    May 06, 2013 - 08:38

    HI am trying to fine the right contractor, to put my name in for a bus driving job but it is hard to find the right contractor to do so

  • Brian Fudge
    February 18, 2013 - 11:15

    pisses me off going to be lots of work but no information telling you were to post your resume or name or emailsaddresse of the companies thats working there but any were else in Canada alberta places like that they will advertise jobs and give you phone numbers email addresses and all the jobs lists you need.So whats the problem with newfouldland and labrador is it to much trouble for them to give you email adresses or phone numbers to make it easy on a person thats looking for jobs i guess things will stay the same and never change we are stilll back in the stone age

  • Brian Fudge
    February 18, 2013 - 11:04

    pisses me off going to be lots of work but no information telling you were to post your resume or name or emailsaddresse of the companies thats working there but any were else in Canada alberta places like that they will advertise jobs and give you phone numbers email addresses and all the jobs lists you need.So whats the problem with newfouldland and labrador is it to much trouble for them to give you email adresses or phone numbers to make it easy on a person thats looking for jobs i guess things will stay the same and never change we are stilll back in the stone age

  • Brian Fudge
    February 15, 2013 - 15:26

    Iam looking for work in anyfield .I am willing to train for any type of job .I have loader experience in difference of loaders and trucks if any one have any idea were i can send my resume to different compaines . I live in Goose bay for 22 years .with any information that you can give me would be great

  • clifford kippenhuck
    January 07, 2013 - 20:12

    looking for work.

  • stephen
    November 17, 2012 - 11:36

    The armchair scientest are out in full force Calvin so opinions are the science of the day. This is clean renewable energy and sometimes the landscape has to change in order to accomplish that. These naysayers ought to come to Ontario for a lesson in so called GREEN ENERGY, namely overpriced windmills that produce relatively nothing and foriegn made solar panels that are wrought with problems. AS for the rest of the world and wind energy,do your research,countries are getting away from this faster than California went bankrupt.Alot of gov,t money went to California and when the money stopped,the Greenies hit the road. Add to that the huge increase to rate payers, doubling in the next 5 years and the sheer amount of land required to have solar farms that are covered in snow all winter and you get my drift. The liberals have bankrupted Ontario with green energy,NFLD has it right,just don,t be dumb enough to re elect a liberal gov,t that whines and gets nothing done. YES to MUSKRAT FALLS. Check Wattsupwiththat.com to see windmill BS

  • BigLandMan- Norman
    November 16, 2012 - 12:29

    In the meantime, before the sanction, they will hire Newfoundland Island people 1st, completely ignoring adjacency. What's with that?

    • Duane Mitchell
      July 20, 2013 - 16:34

      It's all about "who you know", not what you know up here as usual. If you ever get a call to go to work across the river, make sure you get every detail of the job form this HR guy they have here, he has a tendency to lie! And of course you will be in the wrong if you dispute anything! It's not a very good place to work anyway, it's a "Gong Show" over there!

  • Frank M
    November 16, 2012 - 11:31

    The site will not advertise available jobs. It is a portal where skilled trades can leave their resumes for future consideration. That is all.

  • Taxpayer
    November 16, 2012 - 11:15

    If a Billion is written as 1 followed by 9 zeros, it would work out to be only about five million dollars per temporary construction job less materials and supplies. Taxpayers must be overjoyed.

  • Karen
    November 16, 2012 - 11:11

    Pretty good to have a website for jobs for a project that is not even sanctioned yet. What a joke. This deal with go through no matter what anybody says.

  • Calvin
    November 16, 2012 - 11:01

    Time for people to accept the fact that this project is going ahead and stop whining about it. If people wish to view it as a mistake, which it is not, then they can view it as one of the best mistakes Newfoundland will ever make. There is zero drawback to having relatively unlimited, clean, renewable energy folks, build a bridge and get over it.

    • No Muskrat
      November 16, 2012 - 12:29

      Calvin, there is nothing green about destroying a river, flodding the land, filling the river with mercury, destroying fish habitat, not to mention one big ugly foot print, you should do some research on the negative affects of a huge hydro electric project.

    • No Muskrat
      November 16, 2012 - 12:44

      Calvin, there is nothing green about destroying a river, flodding the land, filling the river with mercury, destroying fish habitat, not to mention one big ugly foot print, you should do some research on the negative affects of a huge hydro electric project.

    • Frustrated with ignorance
      November 16, 2012 - 14:49

      Calvin, Clearly you don't understand the meaning of the words clean energy. Large scale hydroelectric developments such as this, are far from totally clean with zero drawback. It is ignorance like that, that seems to be guiding our province and political agenda these days. Hydroelectric generation is no doubt a "cleaner" variety of energy when compared to fossil fuel generation. But there are substantial environmental impacts associated with large scale hydroelectric generation. That is simply a fact. You and people like you need to critically read the literature and not just some propaganda printed on a pamphlet delivered by our "trustworthy government". Unfortunately the people of this province only seem to care about one thing...the bottom line. I for one would be willing to pay more per KWh to see developments like wind energy which HAVE been and ARE being developed successfully in other parts of the world. Why don't you have a look at the wind projects being developed in Europe right now.

    • Chad
      November 19, 2012 - 07:04

      Frustrated with ignorance!! Well if there is ignorance there is some on your part as well. You should do a little reading yourself. Wind energy isnt stable energy and isnt reliable on its own to supply the electrical grid. If you worked in the industry you would know this!! Holyrood is one of the biggest polluters in Canada, and you want this to continue? Muskrat falls is the only option for reliable power for years to come. If you done your reading and research you would know.

  • Political Watcher
    November 16, 2012 - 10:42

    Not only WHERe is the labour going to come from; where are they going to LIVE?

    • Chad
      November 19, 2012 - 07:11

      Where will they stay? Do you really have to ask that question. Look at IOCC if they want it they will build camps. Look at Voiseys Bay! Camps. Look at Ft. McMurray! Camps. This isnt a new concept!!!!!!

  • One Big Public Relations Exercise
    November 16, 2012 - 10:30

    The PR campaign is everywhere. Roll out of announcements, now a jobs site and today young Conservatives have been hired with taxpayer money to distribute their "Power in our Hands" pins and T-shirts today at Memorial University. All of this paid for by taxpayer dollars. Begs the question: "Are taxpayer dollars being provided to Muskrat opposition groups in the absence of a Special Debate?'

  • Elizabeth
    November 16, 2012 - 10:20

    The Hebron Module is being built out of province due to insufficient facilities in the province. There is no location in NL that can handle the scope of the module, and the cost benefit analysis does not go in favor of upgrading the exising construciton sites. Availability of workers had absolutely nothing to do with that decision.

  • No Muskrat
    November 16, 2012 - 09:44

    Didn't Dunderdale give up on one of the Hebron modules because they didn't think we had enough skilled workers.... where do she think she is going to get them for Muskrat Falls, I guess we will have outsiders build this mistake for us.

    • No Fan of Muskrat
      November 16, 2012 - 10:15

      Muskrat Falls is a Public Works project. It may be an excellent project. However, we must ask ourselves why are we completing this now. Why not wait 5 years until the provinces business, and workers can take full advantage of the project. This would ensure provincial benefits are optimised. Completing the project in less of a "boom time" will also help towards meeting the overall cost estimate. If the project is sanctioned why not just build the link to Labrador now. The available RECALL power will help displace oil burned in Holyrood. As would the upgrades to the island transmission system. The interconnection would also make wind energy much more efficient. The delayed decision on the Muskrat Falls plant could wait until approval is received from the PUB in Nova Scotia on the Maritime Link. There is but 1 reason to build the dam now. The only real reason to build the dam now is to provide power to Labrador mines. But I do not think this is a real driver, as the power is available within Hydro Quebec's system to feed the mining industries. These mines will happen even in the absence of Muskrat Power. The single largest risk to mining prospects in Labrador is the selling price of ore (which is down) rather than the cost of electricity (which they can get from the Upper Churchill). I do not understand why a phased development to the project is not getting more airtime in the province. If this project goes ahead, a delay to the generation portion to until we need the power, and until we can actually reap the benefits of employment, makes so much sense. Who knows the export prices in the states may actually climb out of the basement as well. It reduces the risk of the project, and maximises the opportunities. Most would call it a no brainer. If Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are paying for the project, a delay would ensure our benefits are maximized. The government needs more than a glossy brochure to convince me otherwise.