Labour mar­ket sur­vey started

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A sur­vey that gathers up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on the lo­cal labour mar­ket is un­der­way.

The sixth an­nual Em­ploy­erOne sur­vey cov­er­ing Brant­ford, Six Na­tions, the Mis­sis­saugas of Credit Na­tion, as well as the coun­ties of Brant, Haldimand Nor­folk, con­tin­ues un­til Jan. 31.

It can be found on­line at: https://www.sur­vey­mon­key.com/ r/2019WPBGEweb .

“The sur­vey pro­vides first-hand, re­li­able in­for­ma­tion on the health of the lo­cal labour mar­ket that we can’t get any­where else,” said Jill Ha­lyk, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, of the Work­force Plan­ning Board of Grand Erie.

“Hun­dreds of lo­cal em­ploy­ers know that Em­ploy­erOne is a great op­por­tu­nity to talk about the is­sues they are fac­ing, know­ing the in­for­ma­tion is shared com­mu­nity-wide, in­clud­ing with po­lit­i­cal lead­ers.”

The sur­vey gathers in­for­ma­tion on the needs of lo­cal em­ploy­ers and iden­ti­fies trends on a range of hu­man re­sources-re­lated is­sues in­clud­ing hir­ing plans, skills short­ages, as well as dif­fi­cul­ties in hir­ing and re­tain­ing staff.

Is­sues iden­ti­fied in pre­vi­ous sur­veys have led to ac­tions in­clud­ing the cre­ation of train­ing pro­grams to pro­vide more welders and ware­house/lo­gis­tics work­ers to meet the needs of busi­nesses, Ha­lyk said.

She noted that the sur­vey av­er­ages be­tween 300 and 400 re­sponses a year and the names of em­ploy­ers are kept con­fi­den­tial.

To learn more about the plan­ning board or the sur­vey, call 519-7561116 or visit www.work­for­ce­plan­ning­board.org.

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