Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Receives Funds for Training
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 17 May 2011 -- Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd. has received an investment of CAD 4.3 million from the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The money will be spread over three years and will be used to help train mill employees to improve the mill’s competitiveness in the global market.
In announcing the investment, Darin King, the province’s Minister of Human Resources, Labour, and Employment, said, “Corner Brook Pulp and Paper is one of the most recognizable and long-standing employers on the west coast of the province. The provincial government is proud to support the company’s efforts to better align its workforce to meet the ever-changing global marketplace. This project will also ensure long-term sustainability of jobs in the Corner Brook region.”
Because of the severe decline in newsprint consumption globally, the mill has had to make adjustments to its operations in recent years.
“We are grateful to the provincial government for supporting our efforts to invest in employee training,” said Stéphane Rousseau, vice president and general manager, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper. “Not only will it have a positive impact on our competitiveness, but our employees will benefit from expanding their long-term employability.”
The government funding is in addition to an investment that will be made by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.