lndustry Shortage of Manpower 8oth Technical and Non-Technical

CIM Bulletin, 1967

Edward I. Renouard Vice-President (retired ), The Anaconda Company, Butte, Montana

T HE mineral industry is constantly undergoing changes and facing challenges, and today we are in the midst of another serious one - namely, manpower requirement::; at every leve! in the mines, shops and plants. In the not too distant past we had a situation where labour was plentiful, although the equipment, by present-day standards, was quite inadequate, and that's easily understandable when y ou look back at the primitive methods by which our Western mines were first developed and operated, and then improved by the inventiveness and ingenuity of man.