In a historic leap for employment prospects within the pulp and paper industry, J.D. Irving’s pulp and paper division has proudly announced a record-breaking recruitment drive for the year 2023. The company successfully onboarded 80 full-time employees and 100 students, making it the highest recruitment in a single year in the company’s history. The hiring process covered a diverse range of operational areas in Saint John and St. George, New Brunswick, and spanned various roles, including skilled trades, engineers, and business professionals. The remarkable surge in hiring was a result of a blend of multiple factors, including retirements, business expansion, and regular turnover within the workforce. Mark Mosher, the vice president of the pulp and paper division, emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to investing in its workforce for future growth and sustainability. The company’s dedication to building a diverse talent pool has been a key factor in its successful recruitment drive.