The Alberta government is on the hunt for new staff as it tries to revive the stalled Alberta job hunt.
The province is in the midst of the second-straight hiring freeze.
“This is about more than just the economy, it’s about the future of Alberta,” Alberta Premier Alison Redford told reporters Friday.
“It’s about our future.”
Alberta has lost more than 10,000 jobs since the start of the job hunt in December.
That is about two-thirds of the jobs lost in the last two months of the year.
The province is asking for help from private sector companies and the private sector is eager to help with hiring.
“We are in the process of looking for qualified individuals to fill key positions,” Redford said.
“We are also in the early stages of the hiring process.”
The job hunt is still underway in other provinces.
New Brunswick and Quebec also announced hiring freezes Friday.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, hiring freezes have been in place since January, but are now in place in all provinces except for Saskatchewan.
In Nova Scotia, hiring is still being finalized.