The C-E-O of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce feels Cameco’s long term future in the city remains viable. Darla Lindbjerg believes Wednesday’s announcement of 700 layoffs was driven by economic forces and is confident the jobs will return once recovery happens in the international uranium marketplace. Lindbjerg feels it’s up to government as well as the business and education sectors to step up and help keep the laid off workers in the province and get them back into the workforce. Cameco permanently laid off 550 employees after extending the shut-down of the McArthur River mine and Key Lake processing plant. Another 150 employees at the corporate office in Saskatoon also got lay-off notices.