Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 10128 posts for Job Market Monitor

Taxonomie des Compétences au Canada – Transposer les données O*NET dans le contexte canadien

La base de données étatsunienne O*NET représente l’un des répertoires publics les plus importants, les plus complets et les plus utilisés au monde pour documenter les caractéristiques détaillées des emplois/travailleurs. Il comprend, entre autres, des mesures de l’importance et de la complexité de 35 compétences dans 968 professions. Afin de tirer parti de l’information de … Continue reading

Skills Recognition of Migrant Workers- Guide for Employment Services Providers

This edition is issued within the framework of the Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa project (FMM), funded by the EU and ECOWAS, and takes on board the efforts made in the ECOWAS subregion to improve labour migration governance and skills portability, in particular skills acquired through non-formal and informal … Continue reading

L’Emploi au Québec (Septembre 2020) – 77 000 (+1,8 %), après avoir augmenté de 630 000 au cours des quatre mois précédents, une solide performance

Au Québec, l’emploi a progressé de 77 000 (+1,8 %), après avoir augmenté de 630 000 au cours des quatre mois précédents. Les services d’enseignement et les services d’hébergement et de restauration ont contribué le plus à l’augmentation enregistrée en septembre. Le taux de chômage a diminué de 1,3 point de pourcentage pour s’établir à 7,4 %, ce qui représente une cinquième baisse mensuelle consécutive, mais … Continue reading

Skills and Workforce Development in Ontario – 3 Promising development practices

In When Training Works: Promising workforce development practices, authors Metcalf Innovation Fellow Danielle Olsen and John MacLaughlin seek to deepen our understanding of how to connect job seekers to good jobs by illuminating the work of innovators – NPower Canada, Building Up, Elevate Plus Manufacturing, and ACCES Employment – who are leading the way in … Continue reading

Compétences au Canada – Une évaluation de celles exigées dans les offres d’emploi grâce aux technologies de pointe

Les progrès en matière de puissance de calcul, de gestion de données et d’apprentissage automatique permettent une collecte et une analyste efficaces et automatisées à grande échelle des données provenant des offres d’emploi en ligne. Les données sur les offres d’emploi en ligne présentent deux avantages importants qui en font un complément précieux aux statistiques … Continue reading

Job Report in US (September 2020) – Employment rose by 661,000 and unemployment declined to 7.9 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 661,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In September, … Continue reading

Sleep – Losing your job makes you more likely to sleep too little or far too much

Losing your job makes you more likely to sleep too little or far too much. Either is bad for your health ONE OF THE unexpected benefits of lockdown has been some precious extra moments of shut-eye. According to Fitbit, a fitness-tracking firm, American users of its wearable devices got an additional 20 minutes of sleep … Continue reading

Online Learning in UK – Two thirds of the workforce use it to help with work

The Learning Curve, a new report by Demos, supported by Google, finds that 10% of the UK’s economy output can be linked to online learning. Demos polled 20,000 people in the biggest report of its kind looking at online learning habits and their impact on people’s lives in the UK. That research was paired with in … Continue reading

National Skills Strategy in Germany – Ten objectives

In view of the challenges posed by structural and sectoral change in technical and economic terms, the German Federal Government has worked together with the social and economic partners, the Lander and the Federal Employment Agency, in consultation with academics and practitioners, to develop a National Skills Strategy (the Strategy) focusing on continuing vocational education … Continue reading

COVID and Jobs at the Local Level – Community-driven, evidence-based approaches to better link and prepare workers for the good jobs that do and will exist

When a durable recovery strategy from the COVID-19 pandemic finally emerges, it will confront not just one badly damaged economy, but numerous fractured economies. The pandemic recession is hitting some sectors harder than others, with regions dependent on manufacturing and hospitality particularly devastated. Even state and local government jobs have taken a hit, which will … Continue reading

College-Educated Immigrants in US – Nearly 13 million accounting for 45 percent of software developers, 42 percent of physical scientists, and 29 percent of physicians

Nearly 13 million immigrants have a four-year college degree or better. But these highly educated immigrants are not spread evenly throughout the labor market. They make up disproportionate shares of certain jobs, especially in the science and technology fields, accounting for 45 percent of software developers, 42 percent of physical scientists, and 29 percent of … Continue reading

Carrer Choice of Middle School Students – A small percentage of the students correctly knew the educational requirements

Students in school face a wide range of education and career choices, and given the importance of education and career decisions for life success, it is important that they make informed choices. This study examined students’ knowledge and sources of information about careers. In addition, the authors explored how students make career choices and who … Continue reading

Earnings of Grads in UK – Overall estimates obscure important heterogeneity in returns across subjects

This report provides estimates of the earnings returns to completing postgraduate degrees, for British and Northern Irish students studying in Britain. We use the Longitudinal Education Out- comes (LEO) dataset to account for differences in individuals’ background and prior university attainment to estimate the impact of postgraduate qualifications on earnings at age 35, relative to … Continue reading

Covid, Government Financial Support and Output in US – Will boost GDP by 4.7 percent in 2020 and 3.1 percent in 2021, by about 59 cents for every dollar over 3 years

In March and April of 2020, four major federal laws were enacted in response to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Those laws, which contained a wide array of conventional and unconventional fiscal policies, will add $2.3 trillion to the deficit in fiscal year 2020 and $0.6 trillion in 2021, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimates. … Continue reading

Training and Subcontracting in Value Chains – The lower down, the more its position correlates with low levels of training

Subcontracting strategies in labour-intensive industries have escalated over the past forty years. They are reflected in the fragmentation and geographic dispersion of the activities that make up the so-called value chains. It is already known that these strategies tend to influence employees’ employment and working conditions. In addition, our results point to the existence of … Continue reading

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