The Québec économique 10: Compétences et transformation du marché du travail is now available!
This hybrid conference launched the activities related to the book.
Labour market imbalances have been present for a long time, but have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Matching the skills provided by workers with the needs of the labour market is increasingly important to Quebec's economic growth. That is why this 10th edition of Le Québec économique focuses on skills and the transformation of the labour market.
The various chapters of the book illustrate that the issues surrounding this theme are complex and sometimes marked by perceptions that don't always reflect the reality observed in the data. Thus, in this 10th edition of Québec économique, the authors attempt to shed new light on workforce and skills issues using concrete analyses based on evidence. The findings and recommendations of the 45 authors who contributed to the book will allow readers to better understand the challenges related to skills issues and the transformation of the labour market.
During the various activities related to this 10th book, the authors of the book will discuss several key elements of this theme, such as the renewed strength of the labour market in times of pandemic and the issues related to telework. Some possible solutions to labour market imbalances will also be explored: the integration of immigrant workers and marginalized groups and the reorganization of work. In addition, the importance of initial training for individuals and the matching of skills to labour market needs will be discussed.
In this first event moderated by Genevieve Dufour, coordinator of the book, the panelists presented their respective chapters and discussed the skills and importance of education.