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Jobs and Career Options During the Coronavirus Pandemic

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

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Work during COVID-19: Your number one job right now is to make sure you and your family are safe. However, if you are available to work, there are many ways to contribute to Canada’s response to COVID-19.

Consider a job in the agri-food sector: Workers across the food supply chain are ramping up their efforts to provide fresh, healthy foods to all Canadians. Now is the time to consider supporting our farmers, food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. There are many job opportunities available.

Consider a job in essential services: The labour market is not closed – it’s adjusting to the realities of COVID-19. Employers are still looking for workers, with many in key sectors that are continuing to provide services to Canadians.

Consider working from home: Working from home is the new default option for businesses providing non-essential services Employers are encouraged to support flexible workplace policies that foster social distancing and remote work.

Consider working in a different field: The labour market is shifting temporarily. You can too. Whether from home or in Canada’s top priority sectors, you can put your skills to use so that essential services continue to be delivered to people living in your community and across the country.

Consider volunteering:  If you are able to help others in your community, consider volunteering with a local organization. It can be a great way to connect with others, be part of something bigger, and keep up your skills. Virtual volunteering is another option.

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions about resumes, job interviews, job interview questions, how to prepare, or how to answer those difficult questions, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.

 

You can view the full original article from the Government of Canada Job Bank, at:

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/findajob/resources/covid-19