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News | 12/16/2002 5:00 am EST

Decima Reader Online Poll, October/November 2002
Twenty-nine per cent of Decima Publishing readers responding to an informal online poll indicated that they felt any skills shortage in the communications sector had been mitigated by heavy layoffs. A key theme from the Speech from the Throne, delivered on September 30, was on the need to attract skilled workers. Decima Publishing subscribers were asked in October/November 2002 whether they believed that: there is no shortage; the skills shortage has been mitigated by heavy layoffs in the communications sector; Canada must immediately invest more heavily in education to train Canadians for skilled jobs in the communications sector; or a poor investment climate, and not a lack of training, is responsible for the skills shortage?

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