The provincial government is bringing back the SaskJobs.ca website after feedback from both employers and employees in the province.
The SaskJobs website was phased out May 1st with information on the website transferred to the Federal jobs bank site.
Trade Minister Jeremy Harrison says while the transition is still in the works, the province will work with employers and those looking for work during the transition.
“We’ll be working with employers over that period of time, and transitioning to SaskJobs, and we’re going to be looking at some innovative ways of perhaps how we can keep the front end of SaskJobs and what people are used to operational perhaps into the longer term, utilizing the functionality of Job bank, which really is significantly more powerful than would be SaskJobs.”
Harrison says while he doesn’t discourage businesses from using a private job posting site, SaskJobs has positive results behind it as well.
“I think for most of those (private job sites), you have to pay a fee; you have to register and you have to pay whatever the monthly cost is to advertise your jobs, I think that’s how it works,” Harrison says. “It might be different business models with different sites. With our website, you’re able to go onto it, it’s a well-known brand, and I think there are advantages on that front.”
The transition to the National Jobs bank will take up to six months to accomplish.