After Monday, the Sask Jobs site will be no more.
The site will be merging with the federal government’s national job bank site come May 1st.
According to Provincial Government spokesperson Alastair MacFadden, the website isn’t so much being “wound down”, as it is being “beefed up.”
“The intent is to offer enhanced features and tools to Saskatchewan employers, and job seekers in the province, across Canada and around the world.”
As a result, MacFadden said everyone accessing the site will be better served.
“What we’re going to see through this partnership is better resources for employers that are recruiting,” he said. “And better tools for job seekers who are either building their career or exploring their options, or people who are looking for work.”
MacFadden said the jobs posted on the SaskJobs site automatically get posted to the National Job Bank site, so this essentially is just streamlining a pre-existing partnership and process.
For their part, the Official Opposition have said shutting down the site is a mistake and the government should be focused on creating and keeping jobs in Saskatchewan.