What’s Happening at the YWCA

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How the job search will change in 2022

Nothing about the job market has felt “normal” lately—but that is not going to stop things from changing yet again as we move into a new year. (Surprise!) If 2020 and 2021 were about dealing with an unprecedented situation and figuring out how to cope, 2022 is going to be about how to move forward. […]

Want a New Job in 2022? Here’s Why You Should Start Looking Now

By Robert Francos It pays to get moving on your job search sooner rather than later. There are plenty of good reasons to get a new job in 2022. Regardless of your motivation, if you are hoping for a new job in the coming year, now is a good time to kick off your search […]

Holiday Hours December 2021 – January 2022

See below for our holiday hours at the YWCA Saskatoon. Admin Offices Closed on December 24th at 12 p.m.   Employment & Learning Centre Closed on December 24th at 12 p.m. Re-opens on January 4th at 8:30 a.m.   Child Development Centre Closed on December 24th at 12 p.m. Closed on December 27th and 28th […]

The Job Market Trends for 2021 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

By Robert Francos Despite the rollercoaster of a ride that 2020 was, there are some things we know for certain this year. Remote work is now a thing Finally, employers have learned what freelancers have known for years – that it IS possible to be productive from home. Who knew? Whether you wish to work […]

Job Market Trends and Insights for 2021

by Robert Francos COVID-19’s impact on the job market actually accelerated pre-existing trends such as flexible schedules for employees, more remote work options and a rise in contingent workforces. So what job market trends can employers and employees expect? Remote work is here for good The trend toward a more remote workforce has been a […]

What’s happening at the computer lab? Part 1

The Computer Lab at the YWCA Saskatoon Employment and Learning Centre is the place to be for job seekers hoping to become more familiar with computers. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning, our lab plays host to a number of computer classes open to anyone looking to upgrade their computer skills. Our monthly schedule always […]

Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021

This last year was…extremely unordinary. The coronavirus pandemic had an effect on every aspect of our lives—including, and in some cases especially, the way we work and what our job searches look like. And while we’re starting to see glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel, there are still a lot of variables […]

Reasons Summer’s Actually the Best Time to Job Search

By Robert Francos. Oh sweet, sweet summertime. Chances are, it’s a time of year when your social schedule is packed. But your professional life? An office is quieter than usual, thanks to the various vacations workers have planned. To-do lists gets abandoned a little early on Friday afternoon in favor of escaping the desk and enjoying the […]

Winners from the 16th annual editorial competition of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers

By Robert Francos.   Background: First published in 2006, Saskatchewan’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Selection Process: Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight […]