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McQUARRIE – A good time for Kamloops to start getting serious about jobs

Kamloops could become a leader in mining technology. (Image: NewGold)

WITH THE ARRIVAL of the New Year and Ajax now relegated to the news highlight reels of 2017, I can think of no better time for Kamloops to start getting serious about jobs and meaningful employment.

However, let’s start afresh and stop with the poor-me comments that predict we’re all doomed to sling burgers at minimum wage.  Let’s also have an honest look at skill sets.

If you have a skill that is not in demand here and likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future, you have to make a decision.  You can complain about the lack of work here, create your own work, travel to where there is work or get a new skill.

I realize for some this may sound harsh but wishing things would change and complaining about it not changing is a recipe for failure.

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Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at billmcquarrie@gmail.com. He tweets @bafflegabbed.

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