SUMMERSIDE – The city’s economic development department is undertaking its first quarter strategy of labour and recruitment through the Skills Matcher Program.
Coun. Ron Dowling, chairman of the city’s economic development committee, told city council Tuesday night, that the idea is to lay out clearly the skills in the local labour market to businesses.
Dowling said the underlying theme of all the goals and objectives of the economic development office is the creation and delivery of effective programs with the broadest possible reach and this is where the Skills Matcher Program comes into play.
“The Skills Matcher Program is an online tool that matches recruiters with candidates,” he said. “The program has been well received by business partners and stakeholders within the community and continues to gain traction in its database of candidates.”
The basic idea is that candidates can put their resume in and have it reviewed by businesses looking for employees with their particular skills. Skills Matcher Tool is discreet, free, and simple to use.
Dowling said the program has been “in place for a while” but was slow starting up. Now there are ongoing tactics to improve its visibility.
“Over the last number of months, it has picked up considerably,” he said.
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