Look for our next weekly newsletter on April 2, 2015.
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!
Why is Hamilton's manufacturing sector facing a skills mismatch?
As part of a recent WPH project, "Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton's Transforming Economy" project, five sectors with evidence of a skills mismatch were chosen to spotlight. Manufacturing was one of the highlighted areas.
Employer interviews revealed that skilled trades (motive, industrial and construction) are the most difficult occupations to recruit for. Many skilled trades have an older than average workforce and as these workers retire, the demand for these occupations is expected to increase.
Hamilton was the only Canadian city among global metropolises talking about their immigration strategies at a recent meeting hosted in New York City by the United Nations.
The discussion included national governments and international and national agencies, along with representatives from New York City, Barcelona and Quito, Ecuador, said Sarah Wayland, the senior project lead for the Global Hamilton initiative. She represented the city at the event.
5 tips to attract, keep and motivate your young employees
Attracting and keeping young, skilled employees is important and often difficult for today's businesses. Following the tips below will help increase the satisfaction of your employees with their job, and as a result lower recruiting costs and make your company more productive.