Memorial University economist and the province’s go-to-guy for predictions and analysis, Dr. Wade Locke, is at it again. Locke says that in the next 10 years the province will be facing a significant labour shortage due to the lack of skilled workers, and that will drive wages up. That shortage, Locke says, will have a trickle down effect and will impact municipalities. Locke is speaking in advance of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council annual conference, which is taking place next week. Source: VOCM
A look at the increasingly polarized debate between business and labour about how best to attract and retain workers in the province.
How immigration policy is increasingly being used by governments and businesses to address labour market needs, and the debates these policies have given rise to.
Part 1: “There’s always work…but nobody willing to hire”