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 Local Labour Market Planning Report was made possible through support from our funder, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the feedback we received from fully engaged community stakeholders, our dedicated Board of Directors and the commitment and efforts of a very talented team at WDB.” said CEO Jennifer Lamantia.
The Local Labour Market Planning (LLMP) Report focuses on the demographic and industry composition of the region, as well as key workforce challenges and opportunities. 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 challenges and opportunities within the local labour market.
These contributions helped support the development of an Action Plan with a three-year outlook in our 2020-21 LLMP report, and offered important insights into challenges in the workforce, including recruitment, retention, training, gaps and barriers to employment.
To download the report in English, click here.
To download the report in French, click here.
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).