OEA - Building Back Better and Future Proofing Canada’s Labour Market: An OECD Perspective with Jonathan Barr
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Building Back Better and Future Proofing Canada’s Labour Market: An OECD Perspective
Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Employment and Skills Unit
Join the Ottawa Economics Association and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for a presentation by Jonathan Barr, Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Employment and Skills Unit within the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities.
COVID-19 has led to a labour market shock in Canada and the immediate government response has been unprecedented in scale and scope.
As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to play out, there is the possibility that it could speed up the adoption of automation in the workplace. Consumer preferences may turn to automated services, while firms may look to expand their use of technology to pandemic proof their operations and reduce the number of workers that have to physically be at work. Teleworking has already become part of the new normal. Some places and people are better positioned to be resilient in the face of accelerated change.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Please visit the on-line store at www.cabe.ca Registration deadline is noon, Friday November 13.
Note: We regret that participation in this event is limited to the first 100 registrants.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jonathan Barr is a Deputy Head of Division and Head of the Employment and Skills Unit within the Local Employment, Skills, and Social Innovation Division of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions, and Cities (CFE) of the OECD. His work has been focused on the role of local labour market policies and skills strategies in fostering economic development. Jonathan coordinates the work of the OECD Local Development Forum, OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation and the OECD’s Education and Skills Network in Southeast Asia.
Jonathan has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
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