Last week, The Indy explored the reasons why young people are leaving Newfoundland and Labrador. Today, we’re exploring ideas that might bring them back.
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