FireFox Gold Chairman Wants Mining Industry to "Get Back to Recruiting" Young Professionals

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FireFox Gold Chairman Wants Mining Industry to "Get Back to Recruiting" Young Professionals

“I think every day about succession planning, it's just one of the passions of my career. And with FireFox I get to invest real time in that,” FireFox Gold Chairman Patrick Highsmith said.

Faced with an aging workforce, the mining industry needs to get back to recruiting and attracting a younger generation of skilled workers, according to FireFox Gold (TSXV:FFOX,OTCQB:FFOXF,FWB:A2PDU7) Chairman Patrick Highsmith.

“Geologists and the mining industry, in general, we've done a poor job of bringing in young talent,” Highsmith said. “The best and brightest, in the US in particular, used to go into mining, if you go back to the early 1900s … then fast forward to today, the best and brightest are often choosing tech.”

Succession planning has been a passion for Highsmith, and Firefox Gold’s team of young executives and mining professionals is evidence of that.

“(Mining) still is an amazing industry with an incredible skill set. And you still get to see the world, much more so than many industries,” Highsmith said.

Watch the full interview with FireFox Gold Chairman Patrick Highsmith above.

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