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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 3, Issue 5 (March 31/16)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Results of the 2016 EmployerOne Survey: A snapshot of Hamilton's labour market demand

business_partnership.jpg This year the EmployerOne survey was fully completed by 144 employers who took the time to share their information with WPH. From their answers and the hard work of our partners, the community can better under the local labour market and its specific needs, such as current and future hiring needs, skill and educational requirements, and recruitment issues.

5 facts that you need to know about Hamilton's Labour Market in 2015

1. Fewer employers stated that they are hiring this year.
2. Small businesses are more likely to recruit through unsolicited resumes and word of mouth.
3. Social media is gaining popularity as a recruitment method.
4. Year after year employers report that they seek candidates that have strong soft skills (ie. communication skills, good work ethic, professionalism).
5. College diplomas or trades certification are the most desirable educational backgrounds for the majority of jobs.

Please complete a brief survey after you read the report.

Statistics Canada report states that Canada ranks high for high school completion 

caf_-laptop-people.jpg The proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 who had completed high school was higher in Canada than in all but four of the reporting members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

In 2014, 90% of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school, well above the OECD average of 76%. 
Bill 132 update: Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation to become law on September 8, 2016

Bill 132 amends various existing statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment and domestic violence. For employers, Bill 132 presents important workplace-related changes, by amending the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to require employers to implement specific workplace harassment policies and programs and ensure that incidents and complaints of workplace harassment are appropriately investigated.
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