Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three reports that we found interesting this week:
An increased adoption of cloud computing, advancements in data analytics, and machine learning can generate efficiencies and boost productivity in a post-COVID economy. Many companies are considering the deployment of autonomous systems and even lights-out manufacturing to drive intelligent supply chains, along with opportunities for large-scale use of telemedicine and carbon-neutral energy generation.
Many post-secondary students, both those returning to programs in the fall, and those starting new programs, may be concerned about how tuition and living expenses such as accommodation, food and transportation, will be funded. In a new CIBC poll of Canadian post-secondary students, 87% of those polled were experiencing one or more financial concerns.
As experts contemplate the long-term repercussions of the pandemic on the economy, many expect firms to ramp up their adoption of new technologies to better weather the post-pandemic recession and insulate themselves from future health crises.
Over the first two quarters of 2020, employment in the trucking and logistics sector is expected to contract by 10.4%, or 72,000 jobs, due to COVID-19. However, given anticipated retirements and other labour outflows from the truck driver occupation, there is a strong indication that, by 2023, labour demand is unlikely to be fully met, which would mean a return to driver shortages.
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