Of the total Northern resident workforce, the news release states that 75 per cent are Indigenous.
The actual figures remain low until the bulk of hiring is done next year. There are currently 14 workers that have been hired. Twelve of those are Northern residents while nine are Indigenous.
David Connelly, spokesperson for Cheetah, said he foresees the total workforce figure jumping to 30 people by this time next year. The company is attempting to remain transparent about its employment figures, said Connelly. He’s hoping to update the public at least every year on the company’s commitment to hiring locally.
Read more about the news release by downloading the file.