CBC – Yukoners check out job opportunities at Eagle Gold mining project. Potential job seekers were able to talk to major employers at the mine site and ask about training

Dozens of people turned out for a career fair, organized by the Nacho Nyäk Dun First Nation at Yukon College in Whitehorse Tuesday, to apply for jobs and ask about future opportunities at the Eagle Gold mine project north of Mayo, Yukon.

It’s probably a first for a mining company and its various contractors to participate in an event like this at Yukon College, according to Jennifer Byram, a vice-president at Whitehorse based Pelly Construction.

“I have not seen anything like this in the Yukon, where contractors got together and with the Yukon College and put on a fair with the idea of hiring as many Yukoners as we could and reaching out to the different groups, ” said Byram. “So if you want to be a cook, a surveyor or an equipment operator, you can come here and apply,” she said….

The Nacho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation, owned by the Nacho Nyäk Dun First Nation, has contracts at the mine, as well as various agreements with the company to provide training and scholarships.

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