City Provides New Tools for Job Seekers in Kingston

Published on: 2021/01/28 - in News

A number of tools designed to support both job seekers and employers who are looking for workers have been added to the The Possible Made Here website, a project of the City of Kingston.

New features include a daily updated job board combining all the job listings from 30 job sites and a job map showing job listings that and can be filtered by geography, skills, job types and duration of job. It also includes a career explorer identifying jobs by sector, level of demand, average wages and skills required.

“Part of the work undertaken by the Kingston Economic Recovery Team has been looking at our local workforce and how we can make it easier for employers to recruit the talent they need, and how we can ensure that job seekers find employment in the fields they’re qualified in, especially given the challenges of COVID-19,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “I’m pleased that we’re able to introduce new tools that will support employers and job seekers, and grateful to the Province of Ontario and to KEYS for their support in making this possible.”

These free job tools were created with an Ontario Labour Market Partnerships grant and the employers are encouraged to contact the City for information on the tools for employers or job seekers.

“A critical goal is to use the recovery to pivot towards a more resilient and adaptable workforce; and connecting the contributions of workers with new opportunities,” said Gillian Waters, Program Director at KEYS Job Centre. “Possible Made Here is a tool to support workforce resilience and adaptability into the future and KEYS is pleased to have had a supporting role in its development.”

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