Now Hiring: Humboldt, SK Community Jobs
Making the leap to move to a new community can be scary. Typically, one spouse has an employment opportunity, but what about the other partner? How do you know there will be a job for both of you? As I’ve mentioned before, my husband and I weren’t planning on staying in Humboldt, but have continued to have great job and business options for us – so Humboldt is HOME!
How do you find out about jobs in the region? First you need to check the obvious places, the best being a free service called saskjobs.ca. This is the “go-to” website that most employers in the Humboldt area use to get the word out about hiring. The administrators do a really good job of making sure no ads get stale or are on the site if they’ve been filled. Saskjobs is free to both job seekers and employers, making it a well used resource. Another reason it is well used is that there are consistently more jobs in this area than people to fill them.
My experience as a business owner has also taught me of other ways employers work to find employees. In our tight Saskatchewan labour market, local businesses are ALWAYS hiring. They know that it is a big mistake to let a “good one” slip through their fingers, so visiting or calling employers that you would like to work for is a great way to find out about jobs that may be “under the radar”. That is, jobs that are not posted, but the organization is watching for the right candidate.
While the region has great job opportunities today, it is the future that is getting even brighter. There is current and forecast growth in potash mining (Potash Corp., BHP Billiton), manufacturing (Schulte, Bourgault, FPS, etc.) in agriculture and in retail our area. Then, considering that growth, cooperate to make plans for managing that change. While many areas of our country and world have struggling economies, we are bracing ourselves for real, sustainable growth – an exciting thing for any community.
To sum it up, the Humboldt area is Now Hiring and all reliable indicators predict it will be for years to come.