MRC Pontiac Warden Jane Toller recently wrote an open letter addressed to the citizens of Pontiac. Entitled “Let’s get back to work Pontiac!”, the letter questions whether there will be local forestry workers available in the event that one of the local mills re-opens. Toller writes that there are investors considering opening mills in the region, but doesn’t name specific companies or industrial sites.
Toller claims that many people have “grown accustomed” to working from home or have “decided not to work at all” and local businesses are having difficulty filling positions. She added that citizens should “respond to the call for jobs and not be replaced by people from other regions”.
The full text of the letter is available below: