Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (February 9/17)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!
Record numbers attended Connect to Careers Job Fair
The Connect to Careers Job Fair was held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 featuring over 100 employers with full, part-time and seasonal jobs.
Held at the FirstOntario Centre the job fair was a partnership between McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University College, and Workforce Planning Hamilton.
Special thanks to the event Gold sponsor ArcelorMittal Dofasco, and Silver sponsor Maljohn Plastics, who helped to make the event a success with their generous donations.
Attendance was up by 315 job seekers this year with 559 students attending from McMaster; 550 from Mohawk College; 33 from Redeemer; and 444 Community job seekers, for a total of 1586 attending.
The resume critique room was always bustling with activity as 231 people were able to have employment counsellors review their resumes for them.
Free LinkedIn profile photos were also taken
for those attending C2C, with 228 people posing for their photos.
Thanks to all the employers, volunteers and organizers who work hard to made Connect to Careers a wonderful event, year after year.
Success in the City, March 8/17
Plan to attend Hamilton's premier networking event for women, featuring Canadian journalist and Fashion TV trailblazer, Jeanne Beker.
Click here for more details and for tickets.
A basic income for Canadians: What would change?
In late 2016, the Ontario government announced its intention to carry out a basic income pilot project in communities across the province.
In response, a range of authors and experts have examined how variations of the model could benefit the one in eight Canadians who live in poverty.
Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton's latest report contributes to the current discussion by illustrating how a basic income would work in real-life situations.
You can download the report here.
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