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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Being Canadian makes him proud "My boy is a Canadian. He was born said the .45- year old television repair- man. And that Is something that makes Albert Anne smile proudly. Mr. Anne came to Lethbridge three years ago after he flea his native Czechoslovakia. "It was during the uprising and it was difficult to get out the he said. "They wouldn't allow families to leave together." Mr. Anne saixl he and 3 (riend escaped by car in Sep- tember. They took a round- about route to Austria and ar- rived there in November. His wife had a passport be- cause the authorities didn't know that Mr. Anne had left the country. So she and their eight year old daughter were able to fly to Vienna and a reunion with their husband 1 and father. "I went to the Canadian em- bassy in Vienna and filled out an application to come to Can- ada." Someone at the embassy sug- gested Lethbridge would be a good place for him and his family and so they were soon bound for the southern Alberta city. "I got a job In a- trailer fac- tory in Claresholm right away through the Canada Manpower he said. "It was car- pentry work." Three months later, his man- power counsellor from the Lethbridge CMC was able to help him again. This time Mr. Anne was able to obtain em- ployment in his own field radio and television repair. Mr. Anne also learned to speak English with the help of the CMC. "I went for six se- mesters to the Lethbridge Com- munity College." Now Mr. Anne is firmly es- t a b 1 i s he d in his adopted country. KEN SMITH Manpower counsellor Automatic Electric plant manager E. M. Dawson Canada Manpower does it fill No staffing problems ALBERT ANNE Plying Ws trade in Us At least one Lethbridge firm has found that staffing a plant doesn't have to be a headache. E. M. Dawson, plant man- ager of GTE Automatic Elec- tric (Canada) Limited, explain- ed that the Lethbridge Canada Manpower Centre does all the recruitment of plant and office staff for the firm in the city. "This saves a tremendous amount of interviewing and screening he said. Mr. Dawson said Canada Manpower took over the re- cruitment role four years ago. "However, we have dealt with the CMC and its predecessors the National Employment Ser- vice, ever since plant was opened in 19CO." About 125 plant and office staff are employed at the firm located at 3030 5th Ave. N. In 1971, said the plant man- ager, 26 persons were hired by the firm through the Leth- bridge CMC. Mr. Dawson said manpower counsellors have come to the plant to see the operation for themselves. In this way they can better fill the company's needs. He said he has been pleased with the results from the Can- ada Manpower Centre. And these results nave been impoi> tant to the company. For, as he puts it, "The key io good performance is good Millions entered j During 1970 71, almost TSf persons entered Canada through border and ocean ports of entry. The Department Manpower and Immigration ports that about sons entered the country through the 12 international ports. 'j ff It works." Robert Kent, General Manager of Woolco Department Stores in Lethbridge. When Woolco opened its store in the College Mall, Mr. Kent asWd the Canada Manpower Centre to help find the staff.. There are now 157 employees at the store. All of them came via Canada Manpower Centres. And when new em- ployees are required, you can guess who Mr. Kent calls first. "We are pleased with the service that we have received through Canada Manpower notes Mr. Kent. "The CMC offers employers a service that really >bur Canada Manpower Centre is hereto help you. 419 Seventh LethbrWge, Alta. ;