Alberta bioeconomy employers have easy access to talent with new niche provincial job board

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Today, BioTalent Canada and BioAlberta announced the joint launch of The PetriDish™ BioAlberta job board, providing Alberta bioeconomy employers with a proven platform to attract highly skilled talent.

According to BioTalent Canada’s 2018 Labor Market Mapping Potential report, Alberta’s bioeconomy is thriving with more than 230 biotech companies, 21 post-secondary institutions and more than $650 million in annual revenue generated.

As an organization that supports the people behind life-changing science, BioTalent Canada bridges the gap between job-ready talent and employers. For Alberta’s biotech sector to increase its annual revenue by $650 million, it needs an infusion of talent.

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“Facilitating the process of connecting bioeconomy employers with Canada’s best and brightest has been BioTalent Canada’s modus operandi since day one,” said Rob Henderson, President and CEO, BioTalent Canada. “The fastest way to connect two dots is a straight line and The PetriDish™ BioAlberta will serve as a straight line between job providers and job seekers.”

Modeled after BioTalent Canada’s national bilingual biotech job board, The PetriDish™ BioAlberta will offer employers the same benefits of narrowing down their search for candidates by providing more relevant candidates in the bioeconomy. And for talent, a dedicated job board for healthcare and bioscience roles helps cut through the noise of more generalized job boards.

“We’ve seen the success of organizations finding talent specific to the needs of the bioeconomy through the national PetriDish™ and we wanted to replicate that regionally,” says Robb Stoddard, President and CEO of BioAlberta. “BioAlberta is looking at ways to expand the range of services we offer our stakeholders and believes that a dedicated job site will attract the best and brightest talent to Alberta’s biotechnology sector.

BioAlberta members can access free job postings to meet their recruitment needs.

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About BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada supports the people behind life-changing science. Recognized as the go-to source for labor market information, BioTalent Canada guides bioeconomy stakeholders with factual data and industry-driven standards. BioTalent Canada aims to stimulate industry brainpower, bridge the gap between ready-to-use talent and employers, and ensure the agility, resilience and long-term sustainability of one of the Canada’s most vital.

Recently named one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces with 10-50 Employees and Certified Great Place to Work® for 2021, BioTalent Canada applies the same industry standards it recommends to its stakeholders. These accolades were awarded to BioTalent Canada following an extensive and independent survey analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

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About BioAlberta

BioAlberta is the central voice and organizing center for the life sciences industries in Alberta. It is a private, not-for-profit industry association that represents Alberta’s growing life sciences sector. The association provides responsive, proactive and timely services and programs to more than 140 member organizations. Whether it’s cost savings from a purchasing program, marketing campaign, publication, educational session or advocacy project, BioAlberta stretches the dollars and reach of its member companies.

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