Recently released stats from the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin show that 74% of area construction companies had difficulty hiring this past
year. That’s up from 59% in 2016. These companies have indicated that not enough applicants, lack of work experience, lack of technical skills and lack of qualifications are the top four reasons behind their difficulty hiring. See the top positions hired and the top competencies sought below:
Top Positions Hired in 2017
Top Competencies Employers Were Seeking
More stats are available on our Construction Sector Workforce Insights 2018. The Workforce Planning Board is working with local industry representation on more detailed research into employment in the industry.
You can help find your future workforce. The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin invites you to discuss how low carbon legislation and building techniques will impact your workforce in the next 2-5 years. Your input will be used to find new ways to promote construction careers and skills training to youth aged 15-24 including indigenous youth and young women.
You can be a part of this project to develop future workers for your industry.
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In January 2017, 88% of manufacturers who completed the EmployerOne Survey indicated that they had separations - 72% of these were quits. The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is conducting a study to understand the reasons behind the high level of quits in the manufacturing sector and why businesses are having issues retaining employees. We are looking for manufacturers to help with this survey that is aimed at finding key strategies to support manufacturers with worker retention and attraction.
To gain a thorough understanding of the issue, the study will also be collecting feedback from both long-term employees and recently hired employees in the industry plus Employment Ontario clients who have recently quit manufacturing jobs. The feedback will be collected through surveys and focus groups.
Your feedback is valuable to the understanding and improvement of worker retention in the Manufacturing Sector. After the study is complete, we will be sharing the results with participants and…
Manufacturing Insights 2018 has been released!
The Manufacturing Insights report created from the 2018 EmployerOne Survey results has been released, Check it out!
A new report relates findings of consultations around automation in the workplace
Deadline extended to May 4th. This is an excellent opportunity for our First Nations Metis and Inuit youth ages 18-30, who are status, non-status, self-identifying, Metis or Inuit who are looking for a career change or wanting to upgrade their skill set to strengthen their ability to enter into the trades industry. Full accommodations are paid for including transportation, room and board, and extra supports while in the program to help them succeed.
The Workforce Planning Board is looking for a Project Officer to join our small but mighty team. To be successful in this position you will need to be an organized, motivated, self-directed multi-tasker who thrives in a busy environment and who can easily switch from one project to another at the drop of a hat. Closing date for applications is 4pm on May 4, 2018.
If you think this might be you, please send your resume and cover letter to us at email@example.com
Global Skills Conference - (Mar 21, 8.30am-4.30pm) – The KW Multicultural Centre and many other partners invite you to the 10th annual GSC.
The conference provides internationally trained professionals with resources and information on credential recognition, skill development, professional associations, regulatory bodies, and related professions. At the end of the day there will be a networking event where potential employers will have booths set up.
For more information and to register see https://www.globalskillsconference.com
The new 2018-2020 Local Labour Market Plan is now available for download. We have also prepared a quick and easy to read summary document which highlights some of the key findings.
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