Partner: ‘It’s been tough’: Edmonton’s job market limps into new year

Brian Wolfe was so desperate for a job he took to the streets with a sign reading, “Ready to work.”

For six hours on Jan. 13, the out-of-work welder stood on the corner of a busy Edmonton intersection at -30 C, pleading for someone — anyone — to give him a job.

Wolfe, 49, had been without steady work for nine months.

“I applied to hundreds of places and there was no response,” said Wolfe, who had supported his family with a welding…

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