YuWin is worth keeping

YuWin is worth keeping Having just read your Jan. 22 article "Popular Yukon job site set to close" I would like to comment. I am the owner of a small business (approximately 16 employees). I would like to state unequivocally that I have never in my 14+ y

Having just read your Jan. 22 article “Popular Yukon job site set to close” I would like to comment.

I am the owner of a small business (approximately 16 employees). I would like to state unequivocally that I have never in my 14+ years in business in the Yukon successfully filled a position using Canada Job Bank. It is relatively restrictive in what one can post and it draws a lot of attention from foreigners who do not hold work permits for Canada and people across the country who, for whatever reason, do not appear to be seriously interested in the jobs they find listed there.

On the other hand I frequently fill positions through YuWin. It directly targets locals and has the added benefit of being easy to navigate. While it may serve the purposes of the Yukon government for other reasons, Canada’s Job Bank is not helpful to Yukon employers trying to fill vacancies. Its only use to for me to date is to fulfill requirements in processing a foreign national as part of the nominee program.

Without YuWin we will be left without an effective online tool for the purpose of filling vacancies with local job-seekers.

Glenys Baltimore

Owner and manager The Claim Cafe & Food Co. Whitehorse

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