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Alumnus Mark Cooper takes labour shortages with Journal of Commerce

The new president of the Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA) is barely three months into his job, but (RRU MBA alumnus) Mark Cooper is already keenly aware of the biggest challenge facing the 1,300-member organization.

“Without a doubt, it’s finding the people to do the work. There’s a shortage of skilled labour, true for small or large companies,” Cooper said.

Recently, two major potash mine expansions in the province, worth $1 billion, were put on hold because not enough suitable employees were available to see the project through to completion, he said....

Read the full story in the Journal of Commerce here.