Labor shortage: the FEQ is looking for workers to dismantle the site

Even if the labor shortage did not hit the Summer Festival too hard, there are still a few specialized workers needed to dismantle the site as soon as activities end on Sunday.

Labor shortage: the FEQ is looking for workers to dismantle the site

Even if the labor shortage did not hit the Summer Festival too hard, there are still a few specialized workers needed to dismantle the site as soon as activities end on Sunday.

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After two years of the pandemic, the staff was very happy to reconnect with the event and there were not very many holes to fill, but some teams are still going to buckle up a little at the last minute.

The FEQ is not yet complete that management posted an announcement yesterday asking for assistance.

“We are looking for heavy machinery operators to help us close the event and complete the dismantling,” said the organizers.

Candidates must have their Zoom Boom card to operate forklifts with telescopic masts.

Confident of finding rare pearls, the FEQ is experiencing a slight stress, which most people in the event industry experience.

For example, Gestev, which specializes in the organization and management of events in Quebec City, frequently publishes job offers before certain activities.

four or five people

Currently, the positions to be filled at the FEQ are found in the field operations division.

“Like everyone else, we suffered an impact, but we did relatively well. Every time we called everyone, people reacted a lot. For the dismantling, we need four or five people,” said Samantha McKinley, vice-president of communications, marketing and public affairs.

However, this type of machinery operator remains a little more difficult to find.

“There may be a little less. It is a specific trade and there are not too many of them. We activated a battery of parallel networks to find the people we needed. Human resources have made a big effort,” said the spokesperson.

An attraction for the Festival

The attractiveness of the FEQ, which is still very much alive, has helped to compensate for the shortage in the industry.

“People still take vacations to come and collaborate with the FEQ. It is an adventure for ten days. It really works in our favour,” concludes Ms. McKinley.

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