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Bombardier recalls workers, hires 50 more for two contracts

THUNDER BAY -- Bombardier has brought back all employees temporarily laid off earlier this year and hired 50 new people as production on two contracts ramps up.
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Unifor Local 1075 president Dominic Pasqualino (Phil Darlington, TBT News)

THUNDER BAY -- Bombardier has brought back all employees temporarily laid off earlier this year and hired 50 new people as production on two contracts ramps up.

More than 80 people at the Thunder Bay plant were laid off in January as the company waited for parts for its light rail and bi-level contracts to come in.

Those workers are now back on the job along with 50 new people.

"These are permanent hires but obviously related to each of the projects that they're working on," company spokesperson Stephanie Ash said.

"We do hire with the ebb and flow of the industry."

Ash and Unifor Local 1075 president Dominic Pasqualino agreed its good news for the city.

"There are certainly a lot of cars to do," Pasqualino said.