While London has the lowest unemployment rate in years, many in our community struggle accessing sustainable and meaningful work.
We believe in a future where every Londoner has meaningful employment.
A changing economy has led to both a lack of skilled labour and skill mismatch in our community.
London’s knowledge economy continues to grow, with a demand for workers in sales and professional, scientific, and technical services. Manufacturing remains a dominant industry in London with a high demand for both skilled and unskilled labour. Along with these industry challenges, there continues to be a gender gap related to career advancement.
While the gap is narrowing, in 2016, women still earned 21.5% less than men.**
This could be a result of a skill mismatch or lack of opportunities. In 2017, only 60.5% of Londoners were working or looking for work. This is one of the lowest labour force participation rates in Ontario.
** City of London
*** London Economic Development Corporation, 2018
We believe in a future where our city’s economy is thriving. A future where we don’t have to fight for equal pay for equal work. One where workplaces value diversity and no one faces employment discrimination because of their age, race, gender, ethnicity, ability, or sexual orientation.
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