Saskatchewan is forecast to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country for the next two years.
The anticipated province unemployment rate will average 4.8 per cent this year and fall to 4.5 per cent next year - the lowest among all provinces.
But what about student employment or summer employment rates?
The summer job season is here and in full swing. Teens and young adults everywhere are updating their resumes, attending career fairs and skimming through local papers help wanted ads.
The summer unemployment rate for students is high—Statistics Canada reports that last year, it was 17.2%. As well, high schoolers have a tougher time finding work than college and university students: according to Statistics Canada, last summer, those age 15 to 16 experienced 30.7% unemployment, and for those ages 17 to 19, it was 16.4%, with the 20 to 24 age group, having a much lower percentage of 10.3%
Lucky enough for students and youth in the Carlyle area, employment opportunities are posted all over town.
With new restaurants opening up in the area, and older restaurants in need of wait staff for the busy cottage season, positions are popping up in high numbers for the food industry. If you aren’t interested in working around food, local clothing shops and chains offer a bit of a different experience.
For the more adventurist teens, Carlyle is located right in the middle of all the oil companies hiring, as well as a large golf course in need of help.
Make sure to have a fresh, organized and professional resume ready, even if it is just for a local job. This will put your application on the top of the pile.
The Saskatchewan government suggests that a resume should be typed as well as clear and concise. They also write that your resume should be customized for each employer and only include information that is needed for the job you are applying for.
You don’t need to leave your small town home to get a rewarding position.