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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (February 27/14)
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Look for our next weekly newsletter on March 6, 2014.

 


TECH 2014: Women at Work 

Recent research by Workforce Planning Hamilton shows that although there are over 21,000 employed people in Hamilton who have a trades certificate or apprenticeship education, only 6,515 of those are women.  The ratio of men to women in the skilled trades in Hamilton is 3:1.

In an effort to introduce young women to the option of a career in the skilled trades the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, with funding from Employment Ontario, presented Tech 2014: Women at Work at Mohawk's Stoney Creek Campus on February 25, 2014.  WPH was the event organizer.  Over 100 young women were excited to meet with skilled trades mentors and to try hands-on activities.

Read more about TECH 2014 here. 


View WPH's new research on women in skilled trades. 
Great news for Hamilton's economy

hamilton skyline Hamilton's economy is forecast to grow by 2.5% this year, according to the Conference Board of Canada's metropolitan outlook for winter 2014.

Read the rest of the report here. 
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Top 10 hardest jobs to fill in Canada
 
ManpowerGroup's Talent Shortage Survey identifies the top 10 most difficult to fill jobs in Canada. The survey compares the lists from 2006 through 2013.

What jobs were hard to fill in 2013? Skilled Trades, Engineers, Management/rExecutive (Management/Corporate), Sales Representatives and more...

Click here to see the survey results.
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