The continuing loss of high paying, government jobs in Moose Jaw has the Economic Development Commission raising concerns. The committee of city council has commissioned a report to highlight the ongoing issues in recent years.

In the report, it was revealed that Moose Jaw lost 40 public sector jobs in 2015 and another 29 in 2016. Sask Polytechnic, Valley View and the loss of the SaskTel offices downtown were three of the biggest factors.

"It is a troubling trend, it's not positive news and we don't like to see job losses of any sort," said Economic Development Officer Jim Dixon. "Comparatively, Moose Jaw appears to be impacted more than others and so that is troubling to us. We're not sure why but our city seems to be taking a disproportionate amount of these cuts."

According to the report, Moose Jaw had 8% of the public sector jobs in the province back in 1991, the highest our city saw. In 2017, we had 4.4% of the public service jobs while cities like Saskatoon and Prince Albert see continued increases.


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