1,500 security jobs available in Ontario due to coronavirus

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Ontario Canada May 4 2020 --
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an enormous demand for security guards, whose job descriptions have been expanded to include temperature checks, grocery store crowd control and — in at least one case — removing bodies from a morgue.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 333 says 1,500 security jobs are immediately available in Ontario, many of them well-paying.

But union secretary-treasurer Jeff Ketelaars said would-be guards can’t take licence tests because government offices are closed. He has written to Premier Doug Ford urging an alternative like Quebec’s temporary online system.

“There’s a lot of Canadians that would rather be working, would rather be doing social good, would rather be protecting their neighbourhoods and their family and friends than sitting at home and not working,” Ketelaars said.

Security chat: The current state of the security industry

“We’re seeing less and less of that and the guards are really stepping up in a major way across the country to fill this increased need that we’re facing,” said Scott Young, GardaWorld’s vice-president for the Prairies.

Young added his company has been pressing clients to pay wage premiums.
“Some have been able to and some haven’t,” he said. “We’re doing what we can to support the staff in the front lines as much as possible.”

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