Monday, November 24, 2014

Pull together: Chamber

Given Tuesday’s announcement from Resolute Forest Products regarding the indefinite idling and the uncertain future at its pulp and paper operation in Fort Frances, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce would like to reaffirm its ongoing support to the business community and the affected workers.
Resolute has stated it will work with affected employees, all levels of government, and other local authorities on programs to lessen the impact of the idling.

Resolute employees affected by this idling also will be considered for job vacancies and opportunities at other company facilities, and we strongly encourage them to do so.
As a vital member of our community, the Chamber is continuing to look towards a positive future for Fort Frances.
We are not the first community to have to deal with a closure of this magnitude.
It is very unfortunate that our friends, families, and neighbours have to deal with such difficult news at this time of year. But as a community, we believe we can pull together to lessen the effects.
At the Chamber, we are poised and committed to continue to help businesses in Rainy River District to grow and prosper, and to support those affected by these layoffs.

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