Hire U.S. military veterans to work in Canadian oilsands, headhunter suggests

CALGARY – Former U.S. soldiers may soon be recruited to “Be All They Can Be” in the Canadian oilsands.

With the unemployment rate for U.S. military veterans hovering close to 10 per cent, some people think Americans who served their country in Iraq or Afghanistan could be part of the solution for Canada’s labour-starved energy industry. On Tuesday, representatives of close to a dozen Alberta-based companies took in a presentation by Rick Grice, a Denver-based search consultant who has already helped U.S. oil and gas companies attract and hire demobilized military personnel and now has his sights set on Canada.

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