Saskatoon surpasses job creation target
Reported by Trelle Burdeniuk
First Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:23am | Last Updated: Aug 11, 2012 9:38am
If you're on the hunt for a job, Saskatoon is the place to be as the city has gained 8,200 new jobs since the start of this year
The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce has a target of creating 8,000 new jobs in the city every year, but Saskatoon has already reached that target.
"At the beginning of the year, we saw that this was definetly going to be the year that we were going to break through that (8,000) mark, but to see it happen this soon is very exciting," said Christian Braid, president of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber's Target 8000 project is specially designed to help keep new graduates from SIAST and the University of Saskatchewan in the city.
"We're pushing the community to ensure that we're able to retain those people within our community - instead of seeing all that talent go elsewhere."
2012 is on track to be the year with the most jobs created in Saskatoon ever, said Braid.
He said this amount of job growth is good for new graduates looking for work, but also benefits people who already have jobs.
"The more jobs we can create, the more people we have working here in the community, the more people we have contributing to the community."