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Levert Positions as One of the Largest Suppliers of Industrial Workers in Atlantic Canada

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) -

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Mining and industrial human resources experience meet deep knowledge of the local oil and gas industry with the joining of Levert Personnel Resources Inc. (ON) and Whelan Affiliated Services (NL), announced today. With over 1,800 employees hired per year across the country, this announcement positions Levert as one of the largest suppliers of industrial workers in Atlantic Canada.

With labour shortages in many industries in Newfoundland and Labrador, the need to match companies with skilled and experienced workers has never been greater. Levert's acquisition of Whelan Petroleum Personnel Management and Newfoundland Personnel means companies in industries such as mining and oil and gas gain the opportunity to avail of a much larger pool of workers with similar skill sets, as well as benefit from extensive local knowledge of employment and immigration regulations. Levert's extensive network of clients in the industrial and mining sectors will also create more job opportunities for workers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

"It just makes sense," explains Richard Levert, President of Levert Personnel Resources Inc. "The wealth of local experience and knowledge that Whelan Petroleum Personnel Management and Newfoundland Personnel bring to this market makes our combined proposition that much more compelling. However, such mergers have to have chemistry and common culture to be successful. Our greatest source of pride has always been the culture of safety we have developed at every level in our company. This unifying thread has enabled us to combine our strengths to deliver exceptional value to our clients and to our employees."

"This is about responding to our clients as a true strategic partner," adds Phil Whelan, former CEO of Whelan Petroleum Personnel Management and current Manager of Levert Personnel Resources - Atlantic Canada. "Together we have found a way to bring more value to the relationship; value that will make us both more competitive going forward and will ultimately benefit our clients."

About Levert Personnel Resources Companies

Levert Personnel Resources (est. 1983) specializes in providing mining and industrial personnel and cultivates job opportunities in Canada and internationally. From full-time to contract-based work, Levert will be able to connect the right jobseeker to the right employer. Levert's commitment to a strong safety culture includes health and safety training for workers and industrial employers. In 2011, Levert's competitors in Ontario were 5.2 times more likely to engage in a lost-time injury.

Whelan Petroleum Personnel Management Inc. provides human resource management and logistics support to the offshore and marine industry in Atlantic Canada, North America and abroad. Based in St. John's and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, Whelan is well-equipped to service the province's burgeoning mining; oil and gas; industrial; and construction sectors.

Newfoundland Personnel Inc. (est. 1983) focuses on administrative staffing and provides temporary staff in times of shortage due to vacation, illness, projects and growth; full-time placement of administrative candidates; as well as customized specialty services such as employee testing.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Kira Scharwey
Pilot Communications
(709) 753-0794 (o)
(709) 689-1816 (c)
kscharwey@pilotcom.ca

 

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