Powerful Job Search Tool a B.C. First
May 10, 2012
(News Release) VICTORIA — A new, powerful job-search tool is now available to make it easier for British Columbians to find jobs, making the WorkBC website an even more valuable resource for those searching for work in our province, announced Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Innovation Pat Bell while touring a WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Victoria.
B.C. is a leader in using new job-search capabilities that provide job seekers with a single portal to access job postings that are available within the provincial public service, posted directly to WorkBC by employers, and those externally imported from other job boards like Workopolis, Monster.com, and company sites.
In addition, jobs that are also posted to the Service Canada Job Bank are available from this new site. This makes searching for jobs that much easier for job seekers, who can now access all postings through one central search tool.
WorkBC is a one-stop website that empowers users to do more than find jobs — it features interactive tools for users, they can explore careers and industry profiles, research labour and economic trends, access programs and benefits, and learn more about skills, training, and funding available. It is a key customer-service deliverable under Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan.
“This powerful new search tool is an example of how government is harnessing the power of technology to put opportunities and information right at job seekers’ fingertips," says Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services, and Open Government.
The WorkBC web project was funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.