OTTAWA, ONTARIO, JUNE 13, 2012 – Jeff Nugent, the Founder and Managing Director of Contingent Workforce Solutions has been asked to participate in the upcoming Parliamentary Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development. The Committee will meet on June 13, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario to discuss two national labour studies.
The first study addresses existing and future labour shortages in the Canadian labour market with respect to high-demand occupations, particularly in the following four areas: science, technology, engineering and mathematics; digital skills; health; and skilled trades.
This study seeks to understand why the private sector is experiencing difficulty finding sufficiently skilled people in certain fields and how these problems could be resolved by the private sector, the government or other stakeholders.
The second study focuses on the challenges faced by Canadian businesses in the service, agriculture and aquaculture industries, among others, in finding low-skilled workers at a time when local unemployment remains higher than normal and, paradoxically, dependence on low-skilled temporary foreign workers is increasing.
Jeff will bring over 17 years of expertise and knowledge to share insights into the two studies. Jeff has worked with countless top employers in developing and implementing Contingent Workforce Management processes and technology tools that enable employers to take a holistic approach to strategically managing their contract workforce as part of their overall talent pool. Prior to CWS, Jeff was Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Solutions at one of Canada’s largest IT staffing firms, and held progressive positions with companies such as UPS, Lexmark, Union Gas, and Open Text.