Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 10564 posts for Job Market Monitor

Migrants workforce in Australia – To shape policy we need to understand the existing migration patterns

Migrant workers are crucial to Australia’s prosperity, yet the role they play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook helps fill that knowledge gap. This report notes that migration is increasingly important to Australia’s labour force. One in three workers in Australia were born overseas. One in five workers currently hold either a … Continue reading

Nurses in OECD – Their number has never been greater, yet …

The number of nurses has never been greater in OECD countries, yet this hasn’t been sufficient to meet the growing demand from the pandemic & population ageing.   Source : @OECD_Social  

Migration of Care workers – Ensuring ethical and sustainable international recruitment should be an immediate policy priority

This report, produced by authors at ODI and the Center for Global Development (CGD), analyses the intersection between the older persons’ care sector and migration. It looks at the experience of migrant workers and the patterns of mobility for older persons’ care between countries. It also provides three case studies – China, the United Kingdom … Continue reading

Human Capital – A new macroeconomic measure with of PISA and PIAAC

Despite its fundamental role in modern economic growth theory, empirical work has struggled to find a satisfactory representation of human capital to explain macroeconomic variables. Traditionally, empirical work has used quantity-based measures (such as mean years of schooling), although there has been increasing recognition of the need to incorporate a ‘quality’ dimension (often based on … Continue reading

Graduates and Job in UK – One million more professional jobs than workers with degrees to fill them

Our report tackles the misperceptions that there are too many graduates, not enough jobs for them, and that some degrees have little value for employers. We need to address misconceptions about graduate jobs. Some say that there are too many people going to university, and others have spent many years lamenting that they cannot find … Continue reading

Transition vers des Emplois Verts – Les politiques adéquates du marché du travail peuvent faciliter

Les mesures comprennent la formation professionnelle, les crédits d’impôt pour les travailleurs à faible revenu, l’incitation à investir dans les infrastructures vertes et la recherche-développement, ainsi qu’une taxe sur le carbone. Le consensus sur la nécessité de bâtir une économie plus verte se heurte souvent à la crainte de pertes d’emplois potentielles. S’il est admis … Continue reading

Unemployment in OECD (April 2022) – Dropping for the first time below the pre-pandemic rate

Two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the unemployment rate in the OECD area fell to 5.2% in February 2022 (from 5.3% in January), dropping for the first time below the pre-pandemic rate recorded in February 2020 (see Figure 1) and reaching the lowest level since the start of this data series in 2001. The … Continue reading

L’emploi au Québec, mars 2022 – 27 000 personnes de plus en emploi et le chômage à 4,1%

En mars, l’emploi a augmenté au Nouveau-Brunswick (+1,1 %; +4 100), à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (+1,0 %; +800), au Québec (+0,6 %; +27 000) et en Ontario (+0,5 %; +35 000). Ces hausses ont été partiellement contrebalancées par les baisses observées à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (-1,3 %; -2 900), en Saskatchewan (-0,8 %; -4 500) et au Manitoba (-0,6 %; -4 200). L’emploi a peu varié en Nouvelle-Écosse, en Alberta et en … Continue reading

Budget 2022-2023, Ministère des Finances du Québec – Célébrer le centenaire de la naissance de René Lévesque

Saviez-vous que célébrer le centenaire de la naissance de René Lévesque est une mesure pour “renforcer la recherche” et la productivité au Québec ?   Extraits choisis par le Moniteur de l’emploi. Lire la suite @  Budget 2022-2023, Ministère des Finances – Page d’accueil

Postes vacants Québec et Canada ( QIV,2021) – Un sommet de 915 500 au Canada et +87,9 % en deux ans au Québec

Au quatrième trimestre de 2021, le nombre de postes vacants au Canada a atteint un sommet de 915 500, ce qui était presque inchangé par rapport au troisième trimestre (912 600). Le sommet atteint au quatrième trimestre a coïncidé avec une reprise presque complète de l’emploi salarié ainsi qu’avec une baisse du chômage. Le nombre de postes vacants a … Continue reading

Future of Work – Initiatives at O*NET Resource Center

There is a great deal of interest in changing technological, social, and environmental factors and the effect they may have on the future of work. In all likelihood, in the future, new types of jobs will be added, some existing jobs will be lost, and the nature of work in other jobs will change. For … Continue reading

Skill Building in UK – Future Proof, Skills for Work Program

The way we work is changing rapidly. The ongoing digitisation of jobs and workplaces means that today’s workers need to be more adaptable, and more resilient, than ever before. But 42% of the workforce – 13.6 million people – don’t have even the minimum standard of digital skills required for work. These people are more … Continue reading

Job Search – A guide for health and wellness during job hunt

A prolonged job search is a pain. Literally. The pressure to secure a job over a long period of time is stressful and frustrating. And it’s easy to lose yourself in the process by prioritizing the need of employment over your personal health and wellness. Here’s a secret: taking care of your mind, body, and … Continue reading

Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean – Most in-demand occupations and emerging skills

The third issue of The Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean series combines new and traditional labor market data sources to understand what are the most in-demand occupations and skills in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Using LinkedIn data, we introduce “the Labor Market GPS”, a tool aimed at helping workers transition from … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Statistics and trends

Need information about U.S. immigration trends or the makeup of the country’s immigrant population? This useful, stats-rich article answers the most common questions about the size, shape, and changing nature of the U.S. foreign-born population. It also offers data on immigration enforcement actions, backlogs, and other elements of the U.S. immigration system. Click on the … Continue reading

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