Creating Jobs for Unemployed Albertans (3-minute read)

The situation in Alberta is not improving fast enough and I have decided to try and do something about it. When I see the devastating results of unemployment on families in Alberta it makes me very sad.

With estimates of upward of 43,000 direct jobs lost over the last two years and estimates topping 60,000 to 110,000 indirect jobs lost in total across all sectors, the situation is beyond serious. The far-reaching effects on the men, women, and children affected by the global collapse of oil prices are unprecedented.

Just how many jobs have been cut in the oilpatch?

Why do I feel qualified to do something about this situation? Simply because I have successfully done it before!

In 2009, my wife and I started a contracting business (Irvine Sales & Service) in British Columbia that provided contractors with full-time employment who were laid off from the Great Recession that was caused by the housing crisis in the United States. This was a wonderful experience and it was very rewarding to see these contractors, 7 years later, still working for the company that we started in 2009 and sold to Pure Pressure in 2016.

Now that I live in Alberta I see the same situation unfolding in the oil sector and I would like to ask you to share in the rewarding experience of helping by making a donation to the Go Fund Me campaign that I have set up to raise money to help unemployed Albertans who are suffering.

Why now and aren’t things getting better?

The employment insurance provided by the Canadian government is running out and many of the over 43,000 oilfield workers who were laid off have not been able to find employment. Although it is true that we are seeing signs of improvement across the whole sector the fact is that things are not improving fast enough.

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It is time to try and help as many people as possible. The money raised in this campaign will be used to create full-time employment for Albertans by purchasing a small company that is not oilfield reliant and then expanding the business across Alberta creating jobs as the business grows. It is a simple concept with enormous challenges but with your help, it can be done.

The beneficiary of this campaign is Daniel Larlee. Daniel is my brother and he is going to administer the fund and use his business management experience to build a team and execute the plan. If you would like to follow the progress of the project you can regularly check the Go Fund Me campaign for updates.

How You Can Help – DONATE TODAY

First and foremost we need you to donate!

Remember a few dollars from many generous people will add up to a large amount. In addition to donating you can also help by sharing this article on your social media accounts repeatedly over the next few weeks. Ever little bit really helps! Thank you in advance Canada and hopefully the rest of the world. Let’s get behind this project and make an impact in Albertans lives who just need jobs.

Author: Jamie Irvine

My name is Jamie Irvine and I have been a Sales Professional since 1997 and an Entrepreneur since 2009.

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