Sask. gov’t pleased with hits to website
Visits to the saskjobs.ca website continued at a steady pace in February.
The popular jobs website saw a 7.0 per cent increase in visits over February 2012, with just under a million visitors this February and a 12 per cent increase in the number of jobs posted.
A total of 15,390 job opportunities were posted by employers in February, which is up more than 12 per cent year-over-year. The sales and service category continued to make up the majority of postings at 34.5 per cent; this is a 44.2 per cent increase over February 2012. The trades, transport and construction category vacancies comprised the next largest segment of all jobs posted at 29.2 per cent, an 11.7 per cent increase year over year. Job opportunities in the processing and manufacturing category were also up by 21.2 per cent over the same month last year.
“Saskatchewan continues to offer valuable opportunities for those seeking new employment and for those employers seeking to fill positions,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “And we continue to see new and exciting positions posted each and every day in virtually every category and industry and in both rural and urban markets across the province.”
In February, 326 communities posted job opportunities on the saskjobs.ca website. Visitors to the site are primarily from Saskatchewan but interest from those outside of the province is rising; visits from job seekers in Quebec were up year-over-year by 86.6 per cent. As well, interest from those outside of Canada continues to grow; web visits from interested job seekers in Ireland grew by 28.6 per cent and from India by 25.5 per cent over February 2012.
Mobile use also continues to rise.
“Job seekers are using their cell phones and other mobile devices to search for jobs now more than ever,” Boyd said. “Mobile hits to the Saskjobs website have doubled over the same month last year and are up by 109 per cent, and we expect that trend to continue – especially with our new Saskatchewan Jobs Facebook page which launched last month.”
The Saskatchewan Jobs Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/SaskatchewanJobs.
via SW Sask News – Prairie Post – Prairie Post http://www.prairiepost.com/news/sw-sask/item/3852-sask-govt-pleased-with-hits-to-website.html