More job positions offered in Sask. as compared to last year

The employment market in the province continues to grow based on the number of jobs available on SaskJobs.ca, which were reported today.

Saskatchewan employers are offering more full time jobs, accounting for more than 60 per cent of July 2013 postings on SaskJobs.ca, marking a 14.7 per cent increase over July 2012.  The number of jobs also went up to 17,249 in July 2013 – an increase of 8.6 per cent when compared to July 2012.

“Our strong economy continues to inspire confidence in our employers who are actively investing and creating valuable jobs for our people,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said.  “Sectors such as the arts, recreation and sport have witnessed strong gains in the last year while employers in trades, transport, construction, sales and services continued their steady job creation.”

Visitor traffic to SaskJobs.ca for July 2013 notched 1,032,930, an 8.6 per cent increase from July last year.  Visits via mobile devices nearly doubled from 169,725 in July 2012 to 326,172 in July 2013.  Visits by job seekers from Nunavut, Alberta, Quebec and Prince Edward Island showed the greatest increase while, internationally, visits from the U.S. increased.

“These jobs are spread out across Saskatchewan in 327 communities,” Boyd said.  “Job seekers from Canada and internationally have found SaskJobs.ca to be a valuable tool for finding employment in our province.”

via SW Sask News – Prairie Post – Prairie Post http://www.prairiepost.com/news/sw-sask/item/4695-more-job-positions-offered-in-sask-as-compared-to-last-year.html

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