WDB joined with five other local workforce planning boards in Eastern Ontario to conduct the Worker Impact Survey (WIS). The survey ran from March 15th to April 30th and allowed individuals to share information about their employment challenges.
With the support of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the Worker Impact Survey results provide a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce and will increase awareness of the local labour supply, employment barriers for job seekers and those not participating in the labour force, and reasons for labour force under-utilization.
Eastern Ontario Workforce Development Partners:
- Centre for Workforce Development, Belleville
- Workforce Development Board, Peterborough
- Eastern Workforce Innovation Board, Gananoque
- Eastern Ontario Training Board, Cornwall
- Ottawa Employment Hub, Ottawa
- The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark, Pembroke
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).