A new report released today by the Workforce Development Board (WDB) highlights changes in local labour force characteristics and workforce challenges facing employers within our region.
“WDB’s 2021-22 Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) Report, funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, is one of the key resources that we provide to the local region to share information about local labour supply and demand, skills shortages, industry and occupational profiles, and trends in Employment Ontario client data.” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia.
The quantitative information found in this report was supplemented by input from community partners including local employers, economic development, employment service providers, and education. Through these consultations and surveys we heard about current challenges and opportunities within the local labour market.
Community stakeholders participated in a Community Input and Action Planning Session in January 2021 to inform the development of an Action Plan with a three-year outlook that WDB included in our 2020-2021 LLMP report. The action items fell under three main themes: workforce, education/training and social. The 2021-2022 LLMP provides an update on the previous year’s Action Plan where community efforts addressed a number of the issues.
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Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization serving Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities.
For more information, visit wdb.ca or call 705-749-3250 (toll-free 1-800-340-0111).