Edmonton-area Ford dealers band together to find skilled workers, like mechanics

EDMONTON – They still compete for customers, but eight Edmonton-region Ford dealers are co-operating when it comes to hiring mechanics.

Struggling to find trained automotive technicians and other scarce workers in a hot labour market, the dealerships have launched a collective recruiting campaign — Edmonton Ford Hires.

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Ford breaks ground on new dealership

A ground breaking new era has begun for an Okotoks car dealership with the announcement of a state-of-the art facility to be opened in the fall 2013.

Gerry Wood, the owner of Okotoks Ford as well as several Calgary dealerships, unveiled plans for a substantial renovation of his Okotoks facility the crown jewel of which is a 32,000-square-foot building on the current lot on Southridge Drive.

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