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Local Labour Market Information
What is it?
Local Labour Market Information is research and data about the labour force and the economy, focusing on the Grand Erie communities we serve. LLMI includes face-to-face research with companies and people, along with statistical data, often using Statistics Canada information.
Why is it important?
Having fact-based research about local trends allows the Workforce Planning Board to identify labour force issues and problems in our community. Then we work with community partners to look at ways to address and solve those issues.
Here are some recent local labour market reports. Click to view:
Bridging the Gap: 2013 Local Labour Market Plan
Grand Erie's economy is undergoing a major transformation and the impact on our workforce will be dramatic.
Bridging the Gap, based on interviews with dozens of local companies and statistical research, shows that employers are increasingly relying on skilled, knowledgeable workers to run their businesses.
Manufacturers, for instance, require workers who can operate and troubleshoot complex, expensive machinery. Construction, agriculture and other fields are also requiring more highly skilled workers.
Yet, firms are struggling to find skilled workers at the same time as many people remain jobless. The "skills gap" we hear so much about is happening right here, right now in Grand Erie.
Changes in our local economy require us to be vigilant, resilient and creative to adapt, so we can provide our residents with the skills and knowledge need to bridge the gap.
Read about our community strategies and recommendations to help meet the needs of our residents in Bridging the Gap.