Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 9558 posts for Job Market Monitor

Compte Personnel de Formation en France – Les employeurs

Depuis le 1er janvier 2015, quelle que soit la taille de votre entreprise, vous devez intégrer le dispositif CPF à votre politique de ressources humaines et de formation. Chaque année, le compte activité de votre salarié est alimenté en droits CPF en fonction de la durée de son temps de travail. La déclaration des données sociales … Continue reading

Returns of Education – The returns to higher education have increased the most

The pattern of economic rates of return to investments in education can help us to understand the benefits of schooling. It was common knowledge that the returns to education were highest for the primary level of education and lower for subsequent levels. Recent evidence suggests that the pattern has changed. Since the 1980s, the returns … Continue reading

Automation in US – The differing impact on men and women’s work

Advances in automation and digital technologies are undoubtedly changing the nature of work. Technology creates jobs, often in unpredictable ways, but it also displaces jobs. Some of the routine tasks that make up jobs can now be automated, making some occupations obsolete and displacing workers. Workers affected by technological change can find work in alternative … Continue reading

Labour Costs in EU (QII, 2019) – Rose by 3.1%

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 3.1% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2019, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter of 2019, hourly labour costs increased by 2.5% and 2.7% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical … Continue reading

ICT Technicians in EU – 1.9 million employees (2017), 46% in ICT services and 54% in rest of economy

ICT technicians support the design, development, installation, operation, testing, and problem-solving of hardware and software. This mid-level occupation is predominantly male; women represent only 17% of its employment. Some 1.9 million people were working as ICT technicians in the EU in 2017, 200 000 more than in 2006. Demand growth has slowed, though. Advancements in … Continue reading

Jobs and Skills – What’s Trending

Technology is driving change in the job market; change that can be tracked by the speed of growth, according to a new study from Boston Consulting Group and Burning Glass Technologies. The study examines more than 95 million online job postings over three years to identify both the fastest-growing jobs and fastest-growing skills in the … Continue reading

50 And Over in UK – The average age of exit of the labour market has increased by 2.3 years since 1996

This publication details the trends over time in the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over. Analysis is provided on the three headline measures announced in the Fuller Working Lives (FWL) Strategy 2017 that the government use to monitor progress on FWL. The UK has an ageing population and workforce, therefore, it … Continue reading

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – 1,400 universities across 92 countries

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The only university ranking to … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Workers in Canada Over the Last 20 Years

In recent years, discussions surrounding the minimum wage, and its increase, have been at the centre of Canadian current affairs. The renewed interest in this topic stems mainly from high-profile campaignsNote  advocating for a federal minimum wage increase to $15 per hour,Note  as well as recent notable minimum wage increases in Ontario, Alberta and British … Continue reading

Wages in US – What is really happening ?

Over the past 12 months, average hourly wages rose 3.2 percent, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the longer-term story is contested. Many analysts and commentators lament the situation of stagnating wages, while others celebrate wage growth. To take just two of hundreds of examples, our colleagues in … Continue reading

Industrial Production in Euro Area, July 2019 – Down by 0.4%

In July 2019 compared with June 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2019, industrial production fell by 1.4% in both the euro area and EU28. In July 2019 … Continue reading

Median Household Income in US in 2018 – $63,179, Not significantly different from 2017

The U.S. median household income was $63,179 in 2018, not statistically different than the previous year, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released today. At first glance, it would appear that median income was higher than every year prior to 2017, surpassing the median income for 2007 ($60,985 in 2018 dollars) and 1999 ($61,526 in … Continue reading

Mon Compte Formation en France – Les priorités de la Caisse des dépôts pour l’application

Laurent Durain, directeur de la formation professionnelle au sein de la direction des retraites et de la solidarité de la CDC, détaille les défis à relever pour le lancement de l’application mobile du CPF prévue en novembre. Quel est le rôle de la Caisse des dépôts dans l’écosystème de la formation issu de la loi … Continue reading

The Transition to Post-Military Employment in US – A majority of veterans say their military service was useful in giving them the skills and training

For many veterans, finding a job after leaving the military is an important part of the transition to civilian life. A majority of veterans say their military service was useful in giving them the skills and training they needed for a job outside the military – 29% say it was very useful and another 29% … Continue reading

Labour Market Information (LMI) in Canada – Results more important when participants are assisted by a counsellor

According to a large meta-analysis, labour market information (LMI) is a critical ingredient in achieving career goals of individuals. This study aims to assess the effect of LMI use, with and without the help of a counsellor, taking into account the possible presence of differential effects according to client consultation needs (career choice or job … Continue reading

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