Advanced Education and Skills
July 14, 2015

Enhancing Job Availability

Provincial Government Takes Further Action to Link Job Seekers with Potential Employers

Today, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced changes to the provincially supported free job-posting website, JOBSinNL.ca opens new window, to ensure employers and job seekers have the best access possible to available recruits and job openings in Newfoundland and Labrador.

JOBSinNL.ca opens new window has been modified to operate in sync with recent changes to the Federal Government’s National Job Bank. By posting employment opportunities with the National Job Bank, job vacancies will continue to appear on JOBSinNL.ca opens new window and will also be advertised to all of Canada.

JOBSinNL.ca opens new window is an important tool used by many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as they look for work here at home. The Population Growth Strategy Workforce Development Action Plan features a commitment to implement services to help match job seekers and employers looking for new recruits. This enhanced service creates increased linkages with job seekers and employers and gives employers greater ability to connect with registered job seekers so they can come here to this province to live, work and raise families.”
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills

To best avail of dual access to the National Job Bank and JOBSinNL.ca opens new window:

  • Employers are encouraged to create an account at JobBank.gc.ca opens new window and post available jobs, whose postings will automatically display on JOBSinNL.ca opens new window; and
  • Job seekers are encouraged to set up a profile at JobBank.gc.ca opens new window.

This will allow employers to be matched with registered job seekers who have the skills required for their job opening, and individuals will be automatically matched with employers who have postings that fit their qualifications and experience.

The enhanced JOBSinNL.ca opens new window website is now mobile and tablet-friendly, providing better access to clients. Originally launched in 2009, JOBSinNL.ca opens new window has been visited over 18 million times and has over 9,000 registered employers. The website is used significantly by both employers and job seekers, and is a tool for analyzing provincial job vacancy data. Through greater use of this newly enhanced service, the volume of jobs available and job seekers registered will increase, which strengthens the usefulness of this new tool for labour market analysis.

If any assistance is required during the transition period between the JOBSinNL.ca and the National Job Bank, please contact:

Live Here, Work Here, Belong Here, A Population Growth Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, 2015-2025 is the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 10-year plan to support individuals and families. The strategy will ensure investments and programs are aligned to encourage individuals to choose Newfoundland and Labrador to live, work and raise a family. The Population Growth Strategy is supported by four action plans covering the main elements of population growth – workforce, families, communities and immigration. For more information visit http://www.gov.nl.ca/populationgrowth/.

 

Quick Facts

  • The Department of Advanced Education and Skills has modified JOBSinNL.ca to operate in sync with recent enhancements to the Federal Government website, National Job Bank.
  • Employers will be encouraged to create an account at JobBank.gc.ca and post available jobs, which will continue to appear on JOBSinNL.ca. Job seekers are encouraged to set up a profile at JobBank.gc.ca opens new window.
  • Job postings can be viewed on JOBSinNL.ca opens new window as well as the National Job Bank, thus increasing exposure for Newfoundland and Labrador employment opportunities.
  • Originally launched in 2009, JOBSinNL.ca opens new window has been visited over 18 million times and has over 9,000 registered employers.
  • Members of the public are also encouraged to visit one of the Department of Advanced Education and Skills’ Employment Centres across the province to learn more about these new features. For a full list of Employment Centres, please visit www.aes.gov.nl.ca/empservices/aes_employment_centres.pdf PDF or call 1-800-563-6600.

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Media contacts:

John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Advanced Education and Skills
jtompkins@gov.nl.ca
709-729-0753, 728-7762

2015 07 14                              2:25 p.m.