This story presents some questions such as:
- All the GNWT pulled was their job ads, which was just space on a page that was sold to them by the papers. Anyone could buy this space. Why was this specific paper so dependant on one advertiser?
- How can we blame the GNWT for pulling their ads and moving online? Moving online is not something new. It has been happening for years now, reoccurring business planning should come into play to evaluate a situation and a business’ stability.
- Why does this article not show statistics of from both sides. Number of jobs found online vs. in print, number of readers of print vs. visitors to the new careers website.
At the end of the day, while it is the Government, it is still business. If you can save money and get better results elsewhere, why wouldn’t you do that?