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Wayne Gretzky Blog Part 1

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.

Today’s post is another post in the series….

During these difficult and changing times, we can take advice and guidance from the great Canadian philosopher Wayne Gretzky.  Wayne, also a hockey player is quoted as saying:

 I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.

By this, we mean with the COVID – 19 pandemic critical public services and new hotspots in our labour market are being identified and are emerging, and workers will be needed in the short term and long term.

See previous blogs discussing…

Sasktel hiring in Saskatoon: Inbound Services Representatives

Sasktel Hiring in Saskatoon: Inbound Services Representatives

and Employers Still Open…..Still Hiring After the Provincial Announcement

Employers Still Open, Still Hiring

Your challenge and our challenge is to create connections to support those roles in the labour market and to figure out where the labour market is going, both in the short term (during the pandemic) and in the long term (post-pandemic).

In the short term, jobs will exist in industries that remain open:

  • Healthcare and residential human services
  • Cleaning
  • Remote computer work
  • Grocery stores
  • Delivery.

In the long term, jobs will exist in industries that have been forced to close or have limited their services:

  • Hospitality
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail.

We are convinced that when the pandemic is over, there will be a surge in spending in these areas and more.  People will want to get out of the house and do things and spend money.  Our challenge and your challenge is to figure out how to connect to the emerging labour market or to figure out where the puck is going to be.

We encourage you to use the ‘Comment’ button to Leave a Comment, advising us and other readers on where you think the opportunities will be or where the puck is going to be.

 Join us again tomorrow we will continue this blog entry using other wise words from “Number 99”.

Your Employment and Learning staff is working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions or require assistance in your job search, 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.