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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!
Announcing Hamilton Manufacturing Day (MFGDAY) 2015!
Workforce Planning Hamilton is proud to announce that we'll be working with our partners City of Hamilton, Economic Development, the Industry Education Council, and others, to bring MFGDAY 2015 to Hamilton.
Taking place on October 2, 2015 Hamilton MFGDAY will give students, parents, job seekers and the general public a chance to visit advanced manufacturing companies to chat about career opportunities, training and resources.
WPH recently hosted a manufacturing forum and in discussions with employers heard that the public perception that manufacturing in Hamilton is a gritty, dying industry is wrong. Employers have well paying positions available for people with the right skills and attitude.
On October 2nd high school students and others will visit advanced manufacturing companies located in four areas of the city to discover the truth about manufacturing.
If you are an employer and want to be part of MFGDAY 2015 please contact Cyndi Ingle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-521-5777 for more details.
Training vouchers available to Ontario social entrepreneurs
The Ontario Social Impact Voucher (OSIV) Pilot Program, managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence, supports capacity building and growth of social enterprises across the province by providing access to relevant training programs.
This pilot program will deploy up to 125 Social Impact Vouchers at a value of up to $3,000 per voucher to Ontario-based social enterprises.
Workplace Health: Why sitting at work is bad for your health and what you can do about it
A new study from England says that office workers should spend at least two hours on their feet at work - though four hours would be better - to avoid the serious health consequences that come with too much sitting.
The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, said office workers spend 65 per cent to 75 per cent of their work day in their seats.
The study authors called for dramatic changes in the workplace including time dedicated to taking a walk as well as workspaces designed for standing.