Skilled worker

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Mobility in Canada – Infrastructure tradespersons are no more likely to have migrated from another province or region

In 2011, “infrastructure tradespersons” aged 25 to 44 were no more likely to have migrated from another province or region than those who had other types of postsecondary credentials. Infrastructure tradespersons are defined as those who had a certification in trades and whose major field of study was in construction trades, mechanics and repair, precision production, or heavy equipment machinery … Continue reading

Tourism in Egypt – A deteriorating job sector

Skilled tourism workers have abandoned the sector, and Egyptian hotels face considerable challenges in training new workers, according to Hussein Badran, adviser to the Ministry of Tourism for human resources development and training. The ratio of workers to rooms has dropped from 7.9 workers for every room to a single worker for each room, Badran … Continue reading

US – Next year’s supply of 85,000 visas for highly skilled workers gone within days

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday that the cap on H-1B visas for the 2015 fiscal year had already been reached. The agency began accepting applications April 1 for the highly … Continue reading

China / Fierce regional competition for skilled workers

China’s coastal cities are facing the pressure of a severe labor shortage as the country’s western interior catches up as a magnet for skilled workers. The situation came to the fore following publication of a survey on Monday showing a shortfall of 123,300 workers in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province. Eighty percent of … Continue reading

Malaysia / Construction industry faces severe shortage of workers

Construction companies say the industry is facing a severe shortage of skilled and unskilled workers as government authorities weed out illegal immigrants from the country Continue reading

US / Young skilled immigrants raise the overall employment of skilled workers in firms study finds

Young workers account for a large portion of such skilled immigrants; for example, 90 percent of H-1B workers are under the age of 40. Given this context, the authors look specifically at the role of young skilled immigrants within more than 300 large employers and major patenting firms over the 1995-2008 period Continue reading

BC Skills Gap / Only 18 per cent of employers with trades have apprentices

Difficulty finding a job for that valuable work experience is a challenge for many beginning tradespeople Continue reading

Canada’s Skills Gap / The economy faces a deep structural problem says says Isidore LeBlond, chief executive of Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists

“The skills mismatch means we’re constantly being questioned by employers looking for the next worker – the worker with the right skill set,” says Isidore LeBlond, chief executive of CCTT. “We want to make sure we’re teaching the right (skills),” he adds. Continue reading

US / Immigration Reform needed to fill the Skills Gap

The problem with the system is that it’s arbitrary and doesn’t meet the needs of employers Continue reading

Skills Gap in Canada / 1.3 million skilled labour jobs sitting vacant by 2016

In our single-minded obsession with academia, we forgot that the millions of people who literally built our economy would one day be retiring Continue reading

Skills Gap in BC Building Sector / The industry turns to Ireland

The current shortage of skilled tradespeople in Western Canada is so dire that the B.C. Construction Association is returning to Ireland this month to hire 600 people, said the group’s vice-president. In fact, even if one-in-five students graduating from high school in B.C. during the next three years were to pursue a trade, there still … Continue reading

Human Capital / The quality of labor in rich countries would be about twice as large as the quality in poor countries research finds

The authors measure talent using the observed achievement levels from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores. Their findings imply that the quality of labor in rich countries is about twice as large as the quality in poor countries Continue reading

Germany / Lack of skilled workers ‘is costing SMBs billions’

The increasing shortage of skilled workers is costing Germany’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) billions of euros, a study claims Continue reading

Norway / Becoming a winner in the race for skilled workers

With an economy stoked by oil riches, Norway is becoming a winner in the race for skilled workers as Europe suffers record unemployment. Euro-area joblessness was 12.1 percent in July and 16.4 percent are out of work in Portugal, which was forced to seek a bailout in 2011. Unemployment in Norway, western Europe’s biggest oil … Continue reading

2000, The great reversal in the demand for skill

What explains the current low rate of employment in the US? In about the year 2000, the demand for skill underwent a reversal. Continue reading

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