Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 9054 posts for Job Market Monitor

The Top Criminal Justice Career Profiles – A sampling of the many career opportunities

The world of criminal justice represents diverse opportunities for employment. No matter whether you’re interested in crime scene analysis, law enforcement, court administration or criminal psychology, a vast array of career options open up when you earn a master’s in criminal justice. Not sure where to start? Here’s a sampling of the many career opportunities … Continue reading

Resumes : Don’t Be too Short – New study reveals that recruiters are 2.3 times as likely to prefer two-page resumes over one-page resumes

Whether a resume should go beyond one page in length has always been a widely controversial topic. Those who believe that resumes should always be a single page generally claim that hiring managers lose patience when reading through unnecessarily long resumes. On the other hand, proponents of longer resumes argue that they have more space … Continue reading

Future of Jobs and Millennials – The challenges to boost employability

While the changing nature and organisation of work stands to impact societies and economies around the world, there is one group of individuals for whom these changes are particularly salient—the ‘millennials’. Born between 1980 and early 2000s, millennials have surpassed the previous generations—Generation X and Baby Boomers—as the largest generation in history, and now comprise … Continue reading

Future of Jobs in Canada – How will Canadian youth be prepared to the shift from a jobs economy to a skills economy

Canada is facing a quiet crisis. In the coming decade, half of all jobs will be disrupted by technology and automation. Some will change dramatically. Others will disappear completely, replaced by jobs that are yet to be invented. We are living through an era of radical change, with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and … Continue reading

Numeracy and Digital Literacy in China – Children in the AI arms race

Six months after Alpha Go’s stunning victory, I went to Shanghai to see firsthand how China’s schools can give them the edge. In 2013 the city’s teenagers gained global renown when they topped the charts in the PISA tests administered every three years by the OECD to see which country’s kids are the smartest in … Continue reading

 Employment Insurance Coverage in Canada, 2017 – Eligibility rate down for youth and for people aged 45 and over

The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 84.3% in 2017, little changed from the previous year. The eligibility rate was also little changed for men and women, but was down for youth and those aged 45 and over. Infographic Employment Insurance coverage and eligibility Eligibility rate down for youth and for people aged 45 and … Continue reading

The New Labor Market in US – Do the widely used measures undercount ?

The CPS and ATUS questions used to classify labor force status are similar, and both rely on the words “work” and “job.” Some researchers feel that these questions fail to resonate with gig workers and those in informal employment arrangements. They argue that, as a result, two widely used measures could be considerably undercounted—the total … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Training – Do firms benefit from it ?

The workforce strategy of firms is increasingly important for competitiveness and for producing at high quality and low costs. Firms must decide on the mix of skills and wages for current and future operations and on whether to train skilled workers or hire them from the open labour market. While traditional human capital theory states … Continue reading

Les Réfugiés au Canada – Vont moins aux études postsecondaires que les immmigrants d’autres catégories

Bon nombre d’immigrants au Canada en âge de travailler se sont inscrits à des programmes d’études postsecondaires après leur arrivée afin de mettre à jour leurs diplômes d’études ou d’améliorer leurs perspectives d’emploi. Dans l’ensemble, 28% des immigrants admis de 2002 à 2005 (en âge de travailler, de 25 à 54 ans) se sont inscrits à des programmes d’études postsecondaires dans une école canadienne … Continue reading

Le Temps Partiel au Canada en 2017 — Qui et pourquoi?

Certaines personnes choisissent de travailler à temps partiel par choix personnel ou pour répondre à d’autres priorités, comme prendre soin de ses enfants ou faire des études. D’autres travaillent à temps partiel, car du travail à temps plein n’est pas disponible, souvent du fait de la situation économique. À partir des données de l’Enquête sur … Continue reading

Gender Pay Gap – Girls born in 2000 are aspiring to do jobs that are paid 31 percent lower than males research in UK finds

Girls born in 2000 are aspiring to do jobs that are paid 31 percent lower than males, according to a new IZA discussion paper by LSE researchers Warn N. Lekfuangfu and Grace Lordan. Boys born in 2000, on the other hand, have higher aspirations than previous male generations in terms of income, to the point … Continue reading

Immigration – How to build a new consensus

Points of reflection include: ƒThe many benefits of running a tight ship on immigration policies. Governments need to rebuild public trust in the integrity and fairness of their migration-management system. Doingso will require minimizing immigration disorder and ensuring effective and orderly returnprocedures, while tipping the balance towards a more selective system that is better aligned … Continue reading

The Distribution of Household Income in US, 2015 – Average of $20,000 for the lowest quintile and $292,000 for the highest quintile

In 2015, household income was unevenly distributed: Households at the top of the income distribution received significantly more income than households at the bottom of the distribution. In 2015, average household income before accounting for means-tested transfers and federal taxes was $20,000 for the lowest quintile and $292,000 for the highest quintile. After transfers and … Continue reading

The Future of Work – We will need to institute retraining of workers on a scale we have not seen for generations

We find a long historical record of innovation that shows technological change has been overwhelmingly positive for productivity and surprisingly benign when it comes to employment. Job displacement has occurred in waves, first with the structural shift from agriculture to manufacturing, and then with the move from manufacturing to services. Throughout, productivity gains generated by … Continue reading

VET in Europe – 3 basic scenarios on its future role

‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming’, said David Bowie forty years ago. Jobs, labour markets and economies are rapidly changing: globalisation, technology and a growing services sector are both causes and symptoms. Ageing populations and dwindling youth cohorts, on the one hand, and labour migration, on the other, are affecting workforce composition. … Continue reading

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