Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
March 31, 2016

Yukon government and YuWIN discuss proposed funding agreement

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Work Information Network (YuWIN) are discussing a proposed funding agreement that would allow YuWIN to continue to support Yukon job seekers and the business community.

“Over the years, YuWIN has provided significant benefits to Yukon employers and job seekers,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “We are pleased to move ahead in our partnership and find new ways for the organization to continue to add value to the territory’s job market.”

The focus of YuWIN would evolve to that of service provider with an aim to strengthen relationships among small and medium businesses, the Department of Education and the Yukon labour market. YuWIN would liaise with the Yukon business community to increase understanding of and access to programs and services designed to meet stakeholder needs.

Additionally, YuWIN would work to familiarize Yukon employers with the Canada Job Bank. In partnership with the Department of Education, YuWIN would advise businesses on how to register with the Canada Job Bank, host information sessions and promote the federal job service to Yukon employers. The YuWIN job board would continue to be funded by the Yukon government until March 31, 2017 to allow for time for employers to transition to the Canada Job Bank.

“This recognition of the valuable work YuWIN does for Yukon employers is very satisfying,” YuWIN board chair Bruno Bourdache said. “We look forward to working with the Department and the Canada Job Bank for the benefit of Yukon businesses.”

Further details of the agreement will be provided once it has been finalized.

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Jason Mackey
Communications, Education
867-332-8547
jason.mackey@gov.yk.ca

Debbie Parent
A/Executive Director, YuWIN
867-393-3874
executivedirector@yuwin.ca

 


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