WPH Executive Director, Judy Travis, appears on Hamilton Works TV Show on Tuesday, January 29th
Judy Travis, Executive Director at WPH visited Cable 14's Hamilton Works TV show recently to discuss Hamilton's current labour market trends and specifically the "Tale of Two Work Forces." As Ms. Travis explained to Al Lutchin, the program's host, this means the prevalence locally of a workforce that is working in either retail/service sector jobs, which are usually low paying and often part-time vs. a demand in Hamilton for workers for highly skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, etc. Make sure you tune into Cable 14 on January 29th at 4:00 pm. and at 10:00 pm. to see the show. The show will continue to air at those times every Tuesday until a new episode airs, which will be 3-4 weeks later.
Hiring Immigrants Project (HIP)
Workforce Planning Hamilton is undertaking groundbreaking research examining the experience and attitudes of Hamilton employers regarding hiring immigrants. This project kicked off in November 2012. We have just completed over 300 surveys with local employers across all labour market sectors to
hear their stories. Thanks to the employers who took the time to speak with our research team.
The next phase of this project will include focus groups and a survey to some employee groups. The results of all of this will help Hamilton better support employers in hiring and integrating
immigrants in their workplaces. A final report and customized resources for employers will share our findings. If you would like to participate, please call WPH at 905-521-5777.
More Hamilton Healthy Workplaces (HHW) events heading your way!
Three years ago Workforce Planning Hamilton partnered with the City of Hamilton, Public Health Department and others, on a project that aimed to create a healthy community by promoting healthy workplace environments and practices. On November 7, 2012 we were able to continue the work of HHW by presenting Running on Empty: How to Deal with Workplace Stress featuring a keynote by Dr. David Posen. Thanks to all who responded to our recent survey to help us plan our next event. Save the date: November 6, 2013 from 8:00 am. to 11:00 am. to attend another HHW event.
In the meantime, if you are feeling stressed, please check out the article called "Stressed? It's time for an SOS" under Quick Links on the left side of the newsletter.
You are encouraged to visit the Hamilton Healthy Workplaces site which features information for both employers and employees, including four workplace health promotion programs (Break for a Taste, Quit the Sit, Quit the Smoke Break, and Take the Break).