Last week, Michelin North America Inc. announced two projects for the Pictou County plant, which means a $20-million injection and more than 150 new jobs for the area. These new developments also mean the 200 temporary jobs set to end in 2020 will now be made permanent. The impetus for the increase in staff is a new winter tire line along with the North American launch of new semi-finished products.
The Antigonish chocolate company Peace by Chocolate owned by new Canadian Tareq Hadhad has been selected by the Growth with Google program (a free training program to help grow business skills) as the National Hero Case. After immigrating from Syria in 2016 Hadhad and his father started the company and now their chocolate is sold in more than 400 stores across Canada.
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