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New jobs site makes life easier for northern employers, job seekers

New website is mobile friendly, so job seekers and employers can check in using their phones and tablets
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The Far North East Training Board, your Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) and the Timmins Economic Development Corporation are officially launching a new regional jobs portal on Feb. 22, 2017.

The new website is not only bilingual, but also mobile friendly, so job seekers and employers can check in using their phones and tablets too.

“The TEDC developed a few years back, and other communities that saw how successful it was were interested in becoming a part of it,” said Julie Joncas, the FNETB’s executive director. “Working together, we’ve expanded the site to seven other community centres. Now that they’re up and running, the FNETB will take over the maintenance and upgrades needed in the future.”

Employers and jobseekers can now log into JobsinTimmins, JobsinCochrane, JobsinKirklandLake, JobsinTemiskamingShores, JobsinKapuskasing, JobsinHearst, JobsinChapleau and JobsinJamesBay.

Once on the site, they can expand their area of interest to include any of the communities in the northeast, or narrow it down to a certain radius around their home town.

“One of our city’s Strategic Plan priorities is to offer assistance to other communities in the northeast, because a stronger region means stronger local economies,” said Fred Gibbons, TEDC Chair. “The JobsinTimmins site was getting over a million page views every year, and we anticipate a significant increase with the expansion of the site.”

Unlike other job matching sites, the site is free for employers and job seekers, and contains no advertising. It also allows users to create and manage their own accounts. Job seekers can specify the types of jobs they’re seeking, and the site will notify them when a posting appears.

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at Employment Options, 330 Second Avenue. The launch event will include a service provider information fair.

Hosted in partnership with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce and Employment Options Emploi, this is a great opportunity for employers and job seekers to learn more about the resources that are available for employment and training.

The FNETB will be hosting official launches in other communities across the region in February and March. “We’re hoping that business people, Chambers of Commerce, employers, service agencies and job seekers will attend the launch to see what this site can do for them,” said Joncas.