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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 3, Issue 3  (March 19/15)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!



Regional Economic Outlook for Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula 2015 by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

business-see-saw.jpg The Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (HNP) Economic Region spans the areas of Hamilton, St. Catharines-Niagara, Brantford and Haldimand-Norfolk. The combined region represents about 11 percent of the provincial population, about 1.43 million people.

The HNP region grew modestly in 2014 as improvements in the manufacturing sector and services industries, including public administration and information services, drove employment growth. 

Employment grew about 1.0 percent after a contraction in 2013. However, hiring momentum was primarily driven by the Hamilton CMA. The metro area posted employment growth of about 2.2 percent which was led by full-time hiring. 
5 Tips: Multiple Generations in the Workplace

There has never been such generational diversity in the workplace as there is today. In fact, it is not unusual to find people from each of the four generational demographics - Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X'ers and Millennials - in a single department. 

In case you're wondering, Traditionalists are those born before 1946, Boomers were born between 1946 and the mid-60s, Generation Xers between the mid-60s and 1979 and Millennials from 1980 to 1994.

Each generation brings its own values, expectations, habits and work styles into the mix, and leaders who can understand and appreciate each of the four generations foster innovation, better quality and greater productivity in their organizations. Here are five things every leader should know about the multi-generational workplace.
Canada is promoting Francophone immigration

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, and the President of the F�d�ration des communaut�s francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada Marie-France Kenny, marked the National Francophone Immigration Week at an event in Ottawa.

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