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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Diamond mines look north for new workers

Operators of Diavik and Snap Lake seek to fill employee ranks with more locals by offering training, eliminating travel perks

 

Last updated 12/20/2009 at Noon



Two diamond mines in Northwest Territories are vowing to recruit new workers locally rather than continue a longstanding practice of seeking candidates in southern Canada.

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., operator of the Diavik Mine, and De Beers Canada, owner of the Snap Lake Mine, reported plans in late November and early December, respectively, to add employees next year in anticipation of produc...



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