Vol. 9 Issue 2, September 10, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Ontario providing in-demand skills training; Amazon providing jobs in Hamilton; Challenges as job growth slows in Canada; Who's Hiring in Hamilton?; Hamilton LMI August 020
Ontario Providing In-Demand Skills Training to Over 15,000 People

Training Programs Will Give Workers and Job Seekers Pathways to Good Jobs

The Ontario government is providing $37 million to help more than 15,000 people train for new jobs and upgrade their skills to enable them to contribute to the province's economic recovery. The funding will support 86 projects and provide training in high-demand skills like information technology, advanced manufacturing, truck driving, construction, and horticulture. The programs include internships and other hands-on learning experiences, and in most cases, the training is provided at no charge.

Amazon Fulfillment Centre Coming to Hamilton: 1,500 New Jobs!

Hamilton is one of two Ontario communities getting new Amazon fulfillment centres, a move that promises to bring more than 1,500 jobs to the Hamilton area.

At the planned 855,000-square-foot centre in Hamilton, employees will work with robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers. This includes deliveries such as books, electronics and toys.

As Job Growth Slows, Restoring the Remaining Positions Lost Will Be a Challenge

Canada added 245,800 jobs in August, a weaker pace than in previous months and a sign that hiring plans are shifting into a new phase. Recovering the remaining ground – about 1.1 million positions – is likely to be more challenging. Fewer COVID-19 restrictions are left to unwind, some businesses have permanently closed and others are struggling with less customer demand – all factors that could weigh on hiring.

Who's Hiring in Hamilton During COVID-19?

New job board provides opportunities for businesses and job seekers
With support from the city’s Economic Development Office we are sharing a new platform for Hamilton businesses and their local employment needs. During these unprecedented times there is a desire for real-time information on job opportunities across many sectors in our city.

Hamilton Labour Force Information:
August 2020

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, are closely monitoring and assessing new developments pertaining to COVID-19, as well as its impacts on Hamilton business.

Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca