Saskatchewan employers step up hiring in July

One-half of online postings for jobs outside of major urban centres

More Saskatchewan employers are looking to hire and most of them are looking to fill full-time positions, according to statistics from the province's online job board.

The number of job postings on in July increased by 6.5 per cent from July 2009. Of the 8,875 vacancies last month, 71 per cent were for full-time positions.

Vacancies were posted by employers in 244 communities across the province, with 54 per cent of them for jobs outside of Saskatoon and Regina. Since the beginning of the year, more than 63,000 vacancies have been posted to the site.

"These numbers represent real opportunities for Saskatchewan people in every corner of our province," said Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Rob Norris.

"While the number of people working in Saskatchewan has reached an all-time high, the demand for skilled workers is continuing."

July 2010 also saw more than 697,000 visits to, a 21-per-cent increase over the same month last year. So far in 2010, the site has hosted more than 5.2 million visits, compared to four million for the same period last year.

"Jobseekers from here at home, across Canada and around the world are looking at Saskatchewan as a place of opportunity," said Norris. "Right now, there are more than 6,000 opportunities available across the province."

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