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Ryan Kelly
27:11
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Deb Delhunty
27:25
Can't find qualified employees.
Karen Caseman
27:29
No one is applying for jobs!
Hetti - County of Grande Prairie Economic Development
28:34
We have a shortfall of approximately 5000 people to fill jobs.
Marissa Jordan
33:24
Small rural municipality in NS- Our area is highly reliable on seasonal employment (fishing) and then used to being on unemployment for the winter. So it is hard to find people that will work year round.
Susan Odum
44:11
We are really struggling in the retail and hospitality sector - which supports tourism as an economic engine for our region of southernmost Illinois - #ShawneeForestCountry
Lorraine Boyd, Dep of Economic Development, Nova Scotia
46:00
Same issue in Nova Scotia with the hospitality / tourism sector. Where businesses are struggling to hire back staff etc
Deb Delhunty
46:14
Yes!
Lynne MacLennan
46:35
Agree Lorraine.
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
47:20
Labour Shortages in Nova Scotia for Tourism Sector is a challenge, especially restaurant sector.
Karen Caseman
48:23
We have had many close.
Karen Caseman
49:02
Taco Bell
Karen Caseman
49:25
Taco Bell has a sign on bonus.
Susan Odum
50:04
Dennis, these are exactly the issues we are dealing with in southernmost Illinois. Illinois is at $11 / hour minimum wage rate as well.
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
50:50
Some restaurants have reduced opening days or hours. Some hotels have taken rooms out of service so that they can maintain the same level of service using the staff they have available. It will be interesting to see how it settles out. Tourism HR Canada is doing work to promote the value of working in the sector.
Deb Delhunty
51:32
Beginning to have issues with their existing employees because what are they doing for them? Where is their $5000 bonus? They have been working...what is their reward?
Karen Caseman
52:06
You are so right Deb.
Susan Odum
52:35
Unfortunately, I have to log off for another appointment. If anyone has any solutions to the issues with retail and hospitality sector jobs - I would love to hear them!
cperneski
52:46
In support of Deb's comment. The gap between long term employees and new employees is narrowing.
Becky Cowen
53:28
Is anyway seeing that shortages in child care is impacting people returning to work? I'm wondering if our local fast food employers may have more applications coming in now that school is re-starting.
cperneski
54:00
Our Pennsylvania Hardwoods Industry is offering a bonus with payment benchmarks over a 6 month period. They have yet pay out a full bonus.
cperneski
54:29
The Pennsylvania Trucking sector are offering up to $20,000 bonuses.
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
55:52
I think that child care is still an issue. If staff cannot get guaranteed hours, they are reluctant to put their child back into child care (affordability issue) which impacts their availability to work. Also the impact of periodic school closures on parents ability to go to work is impacting their employment stability.
Karen Caseman
55:58
My hair dresser told me she can not get supplies.
Hetti - County of Grande Prairie Economic Development
57:56
not here. $ 10,000 for transport license now.
Mike Howe, Casper WY
58:56
As a former Director of Recruiting for a major trucking company, not much has changed in the recruitment side of things for that industry, and it's always been a challenge to recruit and RETAIN good drivers.
Hetti - County of Grande Prairie Economic Development
59:08
Thanks for the great information everyone. Hope to see you soon. Bye.
Deb Delhunty
59:48
We also have a big substance abuse issue in our area.
Ryan Kelly
01:00:12
Healthcare workforce has had a huge disruption, especially among nursing staff. Many have gone to work for travel nursing companies and are paid 50-80% more per hour to do so.
Deb Delhunty
01:03:29
That us happening in our area!
Mike Howe, Casper WY
01:04:28
Sounds like we need a session on addressing the issues
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
01:07:04
I think these days, students graduating feel they can't afford to start entry level as their debt loads are greater and home ownership is getting further out of reach.
Deb Delhunty
01:07:54
YES!!! I agree with Jennifer. They are so in debt when they get out of school...they need to make big bucks!
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
01:13:38
Prince Edward Island has an initiative where they are encouraging retired Seniors to some out to work in the hospitality sector. It was on the news the other day. It seemed like a positive initiative.
Karen Caseman
01:14:16
Jennifer that is a great idea.
Deb Delhunty
01:15:27
People on welfare is generational. Need to break that. Kids know no different.
Mike Howe, Casper WY
01:16:05
Thank you - nice discussion. Have to run.
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
01:16:16
Our tourism industry association in Nova Scotia has an initiative to assist in the funding to certify experienced cooks with their Red Seal designation so that they can then mentor apprentice chefs.
Lorraine Boyd, Dep of Economic Development, Nova Scotia
01:16:50
@jennifer that is a creative idea
Jennifer McKeane - Tourism Nova Scotia
01:21:26
Thank you!
Becky Cowen
01:21:33
Thank you!