cover of the Post Pandemic Economics Scenarios Report from the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie has released a report on Grand Erie’s Post Pandemic Economics Scenarios.

The report explores 4 potential scenarios of what the local workforce, labour market and economy could look like post pandemic, and lists a number of strategies and recommendations of how to move forward:

  • Disruption – wherein most or all labour market groups will struggle, and Grand Erie’s economic progress may be stifled
  • Restoration – wherein most or all labour market groups will struggle in the short-term, and the rebound will be gradual, but likely
  • Marginalization – wherein most labour market groups will thrive, but some – significantly impacted by COVID-19 – will become further marginalized
  • Innovation – wherein most or all labour market groups will be thriving in 12 - 24 months

The report dives deeper into these four potential Grand Erie futures, identifying current and projected skills shortages, key trends, and recommendations for businesses, economic development, government, education and skills development organizations. It concludes with a list of 20 priorities, identified by the Grand Erie Recovery Task Force Working Groups, which emphasize the need for collaboration, adaptability and continuous learning.