$4M ad campaign aims to lure workers to fill thousands of empty Calgary tech jobs

Calgary Economic Development plans to roll out a $4-million ad campaign to attract tech workers to the city. 

"We have a shortage of tech talent here. There's a real misperception of what's going on here but then there's 2,000 to 3,000 jobs open at any given time," said CEO Mary Moran during CED's annual economic outlook luncheon.

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