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2015 Award Winner: Small Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year – Fast Labour

Fast Labour Solutions, a division of Spirit Staffing & Consulting, openedin 1998 as the first 100% Aboriginal-Woman owned Employmentagency in Alberta. They are a staffing and safety training agency withlocations in both Calgary and Edmonton. The company manages largescale recruitment portfolios for  companies across Western Canada.Fast Labour is recognized as the only staffing agency offering administrativeand industrial staffing that specializes in Aboriginal engagementstrategies through partnering with the local First Nation and Metiscommunities. As a market leader, Fast Labour has always stayed in-tunewith the market and ahead of demand with their innovative offerings.

Recognizing the need for different formats of training, Fast Labourlaunched an online training centre that offers over 350 different coursesto complement their current instructed courses.This accomplished agency has grown significantly in the past 3 yearsand this year alone, the company was named as a top 2 finalist for theCANDO – Aboriginal Private Business Award, a top 3 finalist for RBCWomen of Influence – Trailblazer Award, a top 10 finalist for theAlberta Business Awards of Distinction – Aboriginal WomenEntrepreneur, and a finalist for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce-Small Business Week Calgary Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Award.Fast Labour is on track for record sales, surpassing $8 million betweenthe Calgary and Edmonton branches.

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