K+S Potash Canada named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for the Second Year

Wed Feb 04 00:25:00 CET 2015

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K+S Potash Canada named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for the Second Year

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – K+S Potash Canada is thrilled to announce we’ve been selected as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for the second year in a row. This special designation recognizes the top 20 companies in Saskatchewan who offer an exceptional place to work for their employees.

“At K+S we know that our employees are at the core of our organization and essential to the success of our company,” says Dr. Ulrich Lamp, President and Chief Executive Officer of K+S Potash Canada. “We work hard to make sure that their suggestions are heard, that they have opportunities for training and development, and that they are rewarded for their accomplishments. We foster a healthy working environment with an open-door policy and a diverse total pay package. I think that this award recognizes that, and I hope that it continues to attract the quality employees that we are looking for.”

K+S Potash Canada will be looking to hire more than 150 new employees in 2015 at the Legacy Project, our solution potash mine currently being constructed near Bethune. Kim Poley, Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services at K+S Potash Canada, believes this award will help attract the numbers we’re looking for.

“In the past year, K+S Potash Canada has undertaken tremendous growth and reached many major milestones,” says Poley. “As we continue into 2015, we are specifically seeking operators and tradespeople to work in the production and maintenance areas at the Legacy site. We hope to continue to draw people who are interested in working for a company who is recognized as one of the top employers in the province."

Saskatchewan's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the Leader-Post and The Star Phoenix. Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

About the K+S Group

K+S Potash Canada GP is part of the K+S Group, an international resources company. We have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for 125 years. The products we produce from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. Potash and salt are integral nutrients for the megatrend of a constantly growing and increasingly prosperous global population striving for a higher standard of living. This will result in increasing consumption of mineral resources. We serve the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world’s largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, K+S achieved revenues in financial year 2013 of about € 4 billion and an EBIT of € 656 million. K+S is the commodities stock on the German DAX index. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.

About the Legacy Project

K+S is putting its more than one hundred years of mining experience and world-class expertise to work on the Legacy Project, a potash solution mine and production facility being built near Moose Jaw. It will be the first new greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in nearly forty years. Commissioning is targeted for the summer of 2016. K+S projects it will reach two-million-tonnes of production capacity by the end of 2017. The Legacy Project will mean new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers, and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. K+S is growing Saskatchewan, while providing the potash that is needed to help feed a growing world population. More information at www.ks-potashcanada.com.

Your contact person:

Maeghan Dubois
Senior Communications Specialist
K+S Potash Canada
Phone: (306) 371-0122
Email: maeghan.dubois@ks-potashcanada.com