Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 10369 posts for Job Market Monitor

Work after Covid in US – Listening to Americans

In addition to the devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wrought in terms of lives lost, it has been one of the most economically disruptive crises in U.S. history. Among the most urgent concerns is the rising number of the long-term unemployed. In January 2021, four million Americans had been unemployed for six months or more, … Continue reading

Math Performance in Canada – Results over the 2003 to 2018 period show a steady decline with a relatively stable scores in Quebec

How are Canadian students performing in the strategically important subject of math­ematics? Any useful answer depends on the measures consulted and the standards against which results are compared. Given the exclusive authority over education assigned to Canada’s provincial legislatures, attention must also be given to the relative performance of provincial as well as other national … Continue reading

Workforce Ecosystems – When thinking of your organization’s workforce, who comes to mind?

When thinking of your organization’s workforce, who comes to mind? Do you think of just full-time employees? Or do you think of everyone who contributes to your organization’s success? Our latest research finds that 87% of managers include contractors, gig workers, service providers, and even bots in their organization’s workforce, but only 28% feel sufficiently … Continue reading

Travailleurs Étrangers Temporaires au Canada – Les approches réglementaires

« Au cours des dix dernières années, les gouvernements des provinces canadiennes ont considérablement modifié le cadre législatif dans lequel les recruteurs de main d’œuvre et les employeurs de travailleurs migrants exercent leurs activités. Des approches réglementaires ont été établies essentiellement en réponse aux volumes accrus de travailleurs migrants et aux situations de maltraitance et d’exploitation … Continue reading

COVID in US – Six facts about how the COVID-19 recession is affecting labor force participation and unemployment

Here are six facts about how the COVID-19 recession is affecting labor force participation and unemployment among American workers a year after its onset. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ A year into COVID-19, U.S. labor market recovery is far from complete | Pew Research Center

Les Compétences en France – Quelle place dans l’entreprise ?

France Stratégie, le Commissariat général à la stratégie et à la prospective, est un organisme de réflexion, d’expertise et de concertation placé auprès du Premier ministre. 4 missions orchestrent son action : Évaluer, Anticiper, Débattre, Proposer Une gestion par les compétences moins répandue qu’il n’y paraît Il est difficile de quantifier le nombre d’entreprises qui … Continue reading

Future of Work and AI – Technology will disrupt labor markets by 2030, displacing millions but creating new opportunities

An in-depth analysis of the US, Germany, and Australia shows how technology will disrupt labor markets by 2030—displacing millions of workers but creating new opportunities as well. Looking at all of these factors gave us an aggregate impact of automation and economic growth on national workforces by 2030. Two economic forecasts, and three possible technology … Continue reading

L’emploi au Québec (mars 2021) – Plus 26 000 (+0,6 %) et le chômage se maintient à 6,4 %

Au Québec, l’emploi a progressé de 26 000 (+0,6 %) en mars, après avoir enregistré une hausse notable en février. Le taux de chômage s’est maintenu à 6,4 %. Dans la RMR de Montréal, où des mesures de santé publique plus strictes sont demeurées en place pendant la semaine de référence de l’EPA, l’emploi a peu varié. Ensemble du Canada La … Continue reading

Job report in US (March 2021) – Employment rises by 916,000 and unemployment edges down to 6.0%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 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. Job growth was widespread in March, led by gains in … Continue reading

Career Transitions in Canada – The single biggest obstacle is characteristic similarity

Most Canadians who want to make a career transition have viable and desirable options, especially if they possess, or are willing to learn, the skills, abilities, tools, and technologies required for their destination occupation. Key findings • We identified potential career transitions for Canadian workers using two criteria: viability and desirability. • A viable job … Continue reading

Big Data for Skills Policy – Tapping into the potential of it

This publication has been prepared by the interagency technical vocational education and training (TVET) group on skill mismatch in digitised labour markets, to support experts and policy-makers who wish to engage in discussion on the potential of web-based big data for skills policy. It outlines how such data can be used to mitigate labour market … Continue reading

NABE’s US Outlook Survey (March 2021) – 59 percent employment will return to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2023 or later

The March 2021 NABE Outlook presents the consensus macroeconomic forecast of a panel of 53 professional forecasters (see last page for listing). The survey, covering the outlook for 2021 and 2022, was conducted February 8-February 16, 2021. Highlights: • NABE panelists have grown more optimistic about the prospects for economic growth in 2021. The median … Continue reading

La Période de Mise en Situation en Milieu Professionnel (PMSMP) en France – Plus de 9 employeurs sur 10 la recommandent

La période de mise en situation en milieu professionnel (PMSMP) ou immersion professionnelle vise à permettre à des demandeurs d’emploi en reconversion professionnelle de choisir un nouveau métier ou un nouveau secteur d’activité, de confirmer leur choix de projet professionnel ou d’initier une démarche de recrutement pour accéder à un emploi, grâce à une période … Continue reading

Immigration in New Zealand – No adverse wage impact on native workers of similar skill

The recent international literature on immigration wage effects has shown contrasting results. Past studies have focussed on the effect of low skilled immigrants on native-born workers in the US, and have yielded results ranging from no impact to negative impacts. This paper, by contrast, explores the outcomes of highly skilled immigration on the wages of … Continue reading

Skills Development in Ireland – Professionals rate their processes as unsophisticated and ineffective

Understanding and meeting the future skills needs of Irish industry will be central to economic and social stability and progress over the coming decades. – Digitisation, AI and Robotics are already having a significant impact on work in many sectors and this trend is expected to increase in pace and intensity in the near term. … Continue reading

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