If you’re an employer who wonders about the challenges of finding qualified workers, check out the Labour Market Plan, by the Four County Labour Market Planning Board (FCLMPB).
The FCLMPB plans and promotes local labour market strategies to meet the challenges of a changing economy in Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth Counties.
The FCLMPB plays a leadership role in the development of innovative labour market strategies by:
• providing reliable research; • identifying labour market challenges; • targeting workforce opportunities; • promoting skills development; • raising public awareness of workforce issues.
In the March 2012 Labour Market Plan, they offer an overview of population and employment trends. It is interesting to note that in Bruce County, Self-Employment represents the largest economic base 59.5% of all businesses, and Small businesses with 1 -9 employees account for the next largest segment with 30.9% of businesses.
The paper also focuses in on six industries surveyed:
• Animal Production • Crop Production • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services • Ambulatory Health Care Services • Nursing & Residential Care Facilities • Social Assistance
They also have a report card on their 2011-2012 Action Plan, as well as a list of Initiatives for Consideration for their 2012-2013 Action Plan.
It’s an easy, but interesting read. Check it out at http://www.planningboard.ca/home/
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