The Labour Market Trajectories of IT Workers
Connect2Canada.com – Canada Watch/ CPRN – The Labour Market Trajectories of IT Workers
February 6, 2009.
Governments are being challenged to reconcile two key pressures: the demand for flexibility in the functioning of labour markets, and the simultaneous demand for income security among citizens, especially those vulnerable to unemployment and under-employment. Critical to meeting this challenge is the increasing need for multiple job transitions and lifelong learning. Martin Cooke and Kerry Platman of the Canadian Policy Research Networks use case study data collected in Canada and the United Kingdom of employees of small- and mid-sized information technology firms to assess their capacity to respond to rapid technological changes as well as changing economic and market conditions.