Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week:
The pandemic has pushed women’s participation in the labour force down to its lowest level in three decades, with 1.5 million women losing their jobs in the first two months of the recession. Women’s employment, which is dominant in the sectors hardest hit by the recession, has been slower to rebound as the economy reopens.
How Did the World’s Highest Performing Education Systems Approach Distance Learning? (National Center on Education and the Economy)
This research found that well before the crisis this year, top-performing jurisdictions began to organize high-quality digital teaching and learning resources and make them easily accessible to teachers. It also found that jurisdictions have made investments in educators to ensure that they use the available digital tools and resources effectively.
By the week of June 14 to June 20, the number of workers affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown was 3.1 million, a reduction since April of 43%. Building on an initial recovery of 290,000 in May, employment rose by nearly one million in June, with gains split between full-time work and part-time work.
Four Months In: How Canadian Associations are Coping During COVID 19 (Canadian Society of Association Executives)
The early financial impact of COVID 19 on Canadian associations has been severe. Early data (May 2020) indicated that almost one in three (32%) associations could remain viable for 12 months or less. In the June survey, this number has trended down slightly to just over one in four (27%) associations.
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