Bai Shan Lin promises 10,000 jobs for Guyanese

– wants 700 initial recruits on job by March

The Chinese company Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc, which last week announced that it was seeking to recruit 700 Guyanese workers to kick-start a number of major investment projects in Guyana is aiming to provide jobs for up to 10,000 Guyanese in the longer term, Whenze Chu, Chairman of the company’s parent entity China Forest Industry Group Company Ltd, said.

Speaking from the company’s Shamrock Gardens, Ogle office where dozens of applicants had showed up in response to the company’s weekend advertisement, the chairman said that of the 700 workers the company was seeking to recruit, some would be hired immediately while the remainder would be required for work at the beginning of March. It is likely that another recruitment exercise will take place during this year, since, according to the chairman, the immediate recruitment drive only seeks to take account of the company’s labour needs for the first six months of this year.

Prospective employees at Bai Shan Lin’s Ogle office on Monday in response to the company’s advertisement for 700 workers (Inset is Comapny Chairman Whenze Chu)

Prospective employees at Bai Shan Lin’s Ogle office on Monday in response to the company’s advertisement for 700 workers (Inset is Comapny Chairman Whenze Chu)

Bai Shan Lin last week announced that it was moving ahead with a multi-pronged investment initiative here which includes a timber-processing plant at Linden and the creation of an industrial complex at Providence, which, according to a GINA release, will encompass separate operations for housing construction, woodworking, shipbuilding, food processing and mining. The release said the initiative will also include a school and a hospital. The facility billed …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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