SASKJOBS WEBSITE TRAFFIC REACHES AN ALL-TIME HIGH FOR MARCH
Visits to SaskJobs.ca hit an all-time high for the month of March, reaching upwards of 1.2 million, an increase of 9.1 per cent year-over-year. The growing interest in Saskatchewan’s go-to job website is a reflection of the province’s strong labour market and growing economy.
Mobile devices and tablets accounted for 39 per cent of all visits, marking an almost 60 per cent increase in mobile use from one year ago.
Of the 15,644 jobs that were posted to the site in March, the most in-demand occupations were those in trades, transport and equipment operation at 31.6 per cent, and sales and service occupations at 33.2 per cent.
Nearly half (43 per cent) of the vacant positions required higher skilled workers. Demand was particularly strong for candidates with a post-secondary certificate/diploma or apprenticeship training as 32 per cent of vacancies required that level of education.
“The strong demand for more skilled, educated workers is a reflection of our growing labour market,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “SaskJobs.ca is an excellent platform to promote those opportunities to our residents and to individuals across the country and around the world.”
Year-over-year, postings increased in six occupational groups, with the largest gains happening in processing and manufacturing (39.4 per cent); art, culture, recreation and sport (26.1 per cent); and natural and applied science (23.4 per cent).
Hiring was widespread with jobs posted in 345 communities across Saskatchewan. Regina and Saskatoon maintained the highest number of postings in March.
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