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Jobs in B.C.'s forest sector seemed to hit bottom last year, but the numbers have been climbing, slowly.

2005 - 79,700

2006 - 81,617

2007 - 84,275

2008 - 64,917

2009 - 51,958

Year to date 2010 (Jan to May) - 55,200

Since November, 2009, the following mills have announced that they are reopening or adding shifts:

CompanyLocationJobs addedDate

Interfor - Adams lake - 100 -November, 2009

Silver Dew Hardwoods - Clearwater- 15 - December, 2009

Conifex- Fort St. James- 35 - January, 2010

Tolko -Kelowna - 187- January, 2010

Western - Somass -43 -February, 2010

Canfor-Mackenzie -85 - February, 2010

Decker Lake Forest Products -Burns Lake- 55 -65 - April, 2010

Catalyst - Crofton - 127 May, 2010

Springer Creek- Slocan - 75 - May, 2010

Canfor- Vavenby - 100 -150 -June, 2010

Canfor - Quesnel -155 - June, 2010

Interfor- Castlegar -80 - 85 - July, 2010

 

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