Job Seeker & Employee Survey

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to job seekers & employees: survey finds

With job attraction and staff retainment being major issues in our Grand Erie region, there’s been a need to hear the perspective of both job seekers and employees.

With the support of community partners, the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie surveyed almost 500 residents during the Summer and Fall of 2019.

Key findings include reported underemployment among our region’s employed, with many stating that they are unable to use their skillsets regularly at work. Results from local unemployed also revealed top barriers to finding work, including lack of job postings with good pay and limited transportation. Many respondents also offered insight into reasons for quitting work, among which unaccommodated health concerns and unpredictable work schedules top the list.

On this page you’ll find a report summarizing the results of the Job Seeker and Employee Survey, 2 videos highlighting Recruitment and Retention in the region, plus 3 infographic style documents that break the results down: by gender, by age group and by education attainment level. 

Job Seeker & Employee Survey videos

Job Seeker & Employee Survey infographics

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