By Don Douloff, November 13, 2008
B.C.’s tourism industry may be nervous about the current global economy, but it isn’t removing its “help wanted” signs.
Despite the downturn, the province’s industry remains hungry for workers and is heading offshore to find them.
A delegation from B.C. that includes employers, industry associations and representatives from BC’s Provincial Nominee Program, is off to Europe for its latest manpower hunt.
They will take part in Destinations Canada 2008, a series of job fairs presented by the Embassy of Canada in France in partnership with public agencies from employment and international mobility in France, Belgium and Germany.
"We may be heading for challenging times, but at this point we don’t know what the impact will be," says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2, B.C.’s tourism human resource association.