NDP calls for emergency measures to support small businesses and self-employed individuals

Mar 21, 2020 | 2:11pm

The NDP’s finance critic is welcoming Friday’s announcement from the government about a business response unit being established as it was something they were calling for, but he is now asking for the Saskatchewan Party to go one step further. Trent Wotherspoon is asking the provincial government to rapidly expand support for small businesses and self-employed […]

Walmart Canada to hire 10,000 workers and introduce other measures amid COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 | 6:50pm

Walmart Canada says it will hire 10,000 more employees to work in its stores and distribution centres as it deals with issues related to COVID-19. The company announced the jobs in a letter sent to customers from Walmart Canada CEO Horacio Barbeito, but did not provide details on where the jobs would be or whether […]

Saskatchewan businesses have absorbed an “economic gash”

Mar 18, 2020 | 4:15pm

A survey of businesses taken by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce this week regarding COVID-19 are coming up with results that shouldn’t be considered surprising. These are some of the highlights: 85% of businesses that responded have felt a negative impact already, and 87% believe the challenges will continue for two months or longer. The […]

Meili says new procurement policy is needed in SK

Feb 19, 2020 | 11:47am

NDP leader Ryan Meili is in Moose Jaw Wednesday but he is not there for the curling. Meili went to the city to raise concerns about the SaskParty’s flawed procurement process which he says risks leaving Saskatchewan workers out in the cold once again when it comes to large projects like the SaskPower natural gas […]

New stores coming to the Cornwall Centre this Spring

Jan 20, 2020 | 4:25pm

Changes are coming to the Cornwall Centre. The mall has announced three new stores coming to the shopping centre this Spring, including Urban Planet in the upper portion of the old Sears location, Eclipse near the Source and Gong Cha Bubble Tea near Laura Secord. Ardene will also be moving to part of the lower Sears spot […]

Singh promises programs, funding to get new jobs for oilsands workers

Oct 12, 2019 | 3:00pm

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is pledging to help oilsands workers find new jobs outside the sector if his party forms government and implements its plan to combat climate change. His party’s climate change plan calls for cutting subsidies to oil and gas companies as a way to fuel the transition towards renewable energy sources — […]

Sask. Government investing almost $800k into employment pathways program

Sep 22, 2019 | 12:00pm

This past week, the provincial government announced an investment close to $800,000 into the employment pathways program at the Regina Work Preparation Centre. The investment is aimed to assist potential job seekers who face barriers to employment, who are currently unemployed or underemployed with job readiness and basic skill development. This program will support 300 […]

More and more people are working in Saskatchewan

Sep 6, 2019 | 12:34pm

  Numbers released by Stats Canada Friday morning show over a 12-month period that the provincial unemployment rate has dropped by 1.5 percent. Those numbers show the unemployment rate in Saskatchewan sitting at 5.1 percent which is third lowest in the country with only Quebec and B.C having better numbers. Job growth in forestry, fishing, […]