(WINDSOR, ON) – Yesterday, Workforce Windsor Essex released the 2017-18 Community Labour Market Plan to provide insight into how industry challenges can be overcome. The plan provides detailed labour market analysis and advice on growing the workforce.
Some challenges across all markets include age and education as well as the participation rate. Other challenges dig deeper by providing a look into into gender, migration, and income questions.
- Offer more flexible work arrangements to attract those who are not working and not looking for work. WWE suggests that full-time employment is undesirable for those in this group and micro or part-time employment options may be appropriate for older workers, youth, or persons with disabilities.
- Short-term training programs will help people who lack in-demand skills.
- Provide newcomers the opportunity to prove their education and skills.
- Provide childcare services which are affordable and located closer to employment centres.
- Utilize apprenticeships to direct young people and newcomers into skilled trades.
The CLMP updates the local labour market and includes demographics and Employment Ontario services, and follows a detailed review of data from Statistics Canada, Employment Ontario, Emsi Analyst, TalentNeuron, and WWE surveys.