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April 22, 2020
By Jeremy Cook
60% of respondents to a survey conducted locally believe our community will be stronger after the COVID-19 pandemic than it was going into the crisis. The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, in partnership with six other workforce planning boards, have released their COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey Results to help inform the ongoing development of responsive employment-related initiatives. Locally, the survey collected 715 respondents from workers and job seekers. The survey also asked about the extent to which a worker’s employment status might have changed since March 2, 2020, their occupation, and in which sector they are employed. This information provides insight into which groups of workers have been most affected and in what ways.
The COVID-19 crisis has made significant impacts locally and globally in regards to business, livelihoods, and jobs. Using the survey, Workforce Planning West is sharing the results so all policy and decision-makers have a better understanding of how the crisis has impacted jobs and families in our region.
Key findings from the survey also include:
- 64% of respondents are still working through this crisis (43% are working from home).
- 31% have lost their job temporarily and 3% have permanently…
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