Moncton chamber encourages the hiring of immigrants

Misconceptions about paperwork and language abilities may still keep business leaders from employing Syrian newcomers, according to the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce's chief executive officer.

But Carol O'Reilly said there are also many people working together to help Syrians settle and find work in the southeastern city.

And a recent member survey by the chamber shows that 32 per cent already hired immigrants, including people from Syria, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.

"There is hiring. Yes, it could be better. But I do think that that is a good direction for the business community to be going in," she said in an interview with Information Morning Moncton on Wednesday.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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