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New online jobs portal to connect employers and job seekers

Initiative builds on site that was launched a few years ago
The regional online jobs portal is being launched in response to the popularity of, which was launched a few years ago.

A new regional online jobs portal designed to connect employers with job seekers will be launched across the northeast on Feb. 22.

It’s an initiative of the Far North East Training Board, in conjunction with the Local Employment Planning Council and the Timmins Economic Development Corp. (TEDC).

The new website is bilingual and mobile-friendly, so jobs seekers and employers can also check in using their phones and tablets.

“The TEDC developed a few years back, and other communities that saw how successful it was were interested in becoming a part of it,” said Julie Joncas, the training board’s executive director, in a release.

“Working together, we’ve expanded the site to seven other community centres. Now that they’re up and running, the FNETB will take over the maintenance and upgrades needed in the future.”

While on the regional site, visitors can log in to portals for specific communities, including: Timmins, Cochrane, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Chapleau, and James Bay.

They can then expand their area of interest to include any of the communities in the northeast, or narrow it down to a certain radius around their hometown.

“One of our city’s Strategic Plan priorities is to offer assistance to other communities in the northeast, because a stronger region means stronger local economies,” said Fred Gibbons, chair of the TEDC, in the release.

“The JobsinTimmins site was getting over a million page views every year, and we anticipate a significant increase with the expansion of the site.”

Use of the site is free to registered users.