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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 12, Issue 1 (December 7/17)
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November 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% 

Participation Rate: 67.2% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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A Healthy Future: A Labour Market Plan for Health Care in Hamilton

doctors-nurses.jpg A new report released by Workforce Planning Hamilton aims to help job seekers as it also addresses key labour force challenges in the local health care sector.

A Healthy Future is supported by a Sector Partnership Planning Grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Workforce Planning Hamilton partnered with Mohawk College, Employment Ontario service providers and the larger health care sector employers in Hamilton to provide an analysis of the training and supports that would encourage long term workplace success for job seekers with barriers to employment. 

The report includes a labour market analysis, interviews with mid-size and large employers, interviews with training agencies and Employment Ontario providers, and the creation of CAREER HEALTH, a strategic plan.

Save the Date! Open Doors Job Fair, Feb. 5/18

The Trans Job Fair Working Group will be hosting the 1st Annual Open Doors job fair at NGEN (24 Main St. W., Hamilton ON) between 11:00 am. and 2:00 pm.

The job fair allows Transgender, Gender Diverse, Gender Queer, and Two Spirit applicants to break through barriers, such as transphobia, by meeting with  employers who have been prescreened as to their readiness to employ and support people from their communities.

Why should you attend?

It's free! There is no cost to employers or jobseekers.

Lunch is on us! Magda Will of Transform and The Cafe will be catering the event.

Promotion! We will be marketing this event across the Greater Hamilton area to attract lots of skilled candidates, saving you time and money on recruitment costs.

Marketing! Printed and social media advertising will highlight employers who will be in attendance.

Getting your foot in the door: A look at entry level job vacancies in Canada, Statistics Canada 2016

A newly released study reveals that nearly half (48%) of the 367,000 job vacancies reported by Canadian businesses in 2016 were entry-level jobs.

Entry-level jobs are defined as job vacancies for which the employer does not seek a minimum level of work experience.
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