Centre for Workforce Development
Making sure you get the most out of your business
At the Centre for Workforce Development (CFWD), we understand the daily struggles that our local employers face in retaining and growing their workforce. We work in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development and community organizations to develop solutions to your workforce issues.
In 2019/20, we are working on some unique research pieces that we hope will help establish a number of new strategies to address particular gaps in the local labour force. Leading the research across Eastern Ontario into the low participation rate in the labour force has been enlightening. The preliminary data pointed to issues we did not expect. The Labour Force Participation Rate report will be released in mid-March.
Developing a better understanding of the In-Demand Skilled Trades locally in an initiative that took place across all of Ontario. The In-Demand Skilled Trades Report was released in mid-January and is available to download HERE.
Health Care occupations are a growing workforce concern across the Board catchment area. During February 2020, a survey of employees in the industry was conducted. The results of that survey were presented at a forum in early March 2020 where participants provided input to a number of key issues that were identified. The report will be published in later March 2020.
The 2020 Local Labour Market Plan (LLMP) Update, “Mind the Gap” is now available for download.
Also available for download is the 2020 EmployerOne Survey Report. French versions of both will be available in the coming weeks.
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the work we do for you, we would appreciate your feedback on both reports.
The LLMP Report Feedback can be completed on a fillable PDF which can be downloaded HERE.
The EmployerOne Survey Report Feedback can be completed on a fillable PDF which can be downloaded HERE.
Health Care Human Resources Report
The Health care industry across Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox and Addington Counties has seen significant growth o…
Health Care Research
Health Care is a growing industry locally and there is better need to understand the labour force issues they are facin…
In-Demand Skilled Trades
There is heightened public discussion about the growing demand for skilled tradespeople in Ontario, as well as gaps bet…