Vol 10, Issue 4, October 22, 2021
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week edition: Aligning immigration diversity and employment policies to benefit international co-op students, virtual youth committee internships & volunteer opportunity, 3 ways AI can help you improve diversity, Q2 WPH Data Report in Hamilton's Labour Market, Career Ladder Webinar
THURSDAY,OCTOBER 28 10:00 - 11:30 AM, The Seniors Awards Sunday, October 23, 2021 at 7 pm -the City of Hamilton
Aligning immigration, diversity and employment policies to benefit international co-op students
Virtual Youth Committee - Internships & Volunteer Opportunities $10.00 Gift card when you sign up!
International students come to Canada for the quality of the education we offer and to learn in what they believe to be a safe, welcoming place that values diversity. Many students are also looking for pre-graduation work experience to help them succeed as permanent residents; this is one of the drivers of international students’ interest in co-operative education programs. What these students don’t know is that, despite the encouraging rhetoric of the government of Canada around diversity and immigration, federal policies can make it very difficult for them to secure work. And without work experience, international graduates face significant disadvantages when it comes to applying for permanent residency, but also in terms of their career trajectories and future earnings.
Workforce Planning Hamilton is seeking young professionals interested in digital job development in the Hamilton region. WPH has been able to connect with you individually to discuss our upcoming Virtual Youth Committee.
The goal for this committee is to develop a community wide strategy to support high youth unemployment rates and to assist youth in the Hamilton region in navigating labour market information. This committee of youth and employers will be able to create a digital platform that will feature centralized information for youth in Hamilton. Our hope is that this information will ultimately help youth with networking opportunities, hiring processes, employer advice, and provide youth with a better grasp of what Hamilton’s labour market reveals to support with employment decisions.
age: 15-29 years old
Time: 15 hours , once a month meeting
Submit resumes by October 29th, 2021

for more information/send your resumes to
Business & Data Research
3 Ways AI Can Help You Improve Diversity

Q2 Data Report in Hamilton's Labour Market
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It’s a critical area with high stakes. For example, there’s evidence that diverse teams perform better, due to an integration of different skills and perspectives, and that fair systems generate employee devotion by giving credit where credit is due. Moreover, racial, gender, and other biases in hiring, promotion, and compensation have significant legal implications for businesses and other organizations.
The good news is that there are new ways to improve diversity, fairness, and merit—with the data already on hand in your enterprise. New technology enables you to use data to surface, understand, and address issues related to diversity and performance in unprecedented and sustainable ways.
The following are three specific ways to make that happen.
Quantify to Rectify Stereotypes
Despite stereotypes being typically wrong on any individual basis, they influence how a person’s contributions are valued and recognized.
-After the spike in the unemployment rate following the public health restrictions, the unemployment rate has decreasing dramatically in 2021
- In June 2021 the unemployment rate was 4.7% compared to 12.1% in June of 2020
- Industrial, electrician, and construction trades jobs grew the most in quarter 2, growing by 4,130 jobs
-Assisting occupations in support of health services declined the most in total jobs decreasing by -4,470 jobs
-There has been a large increase in job postings this quarter relative to last year, with over 8,817 job vacancies in quarter 2 in Hamilton
-Wages only saw a slight increase from the previous year, increasing from $20.42 to $21.78

Events & Webinars
Career Ladder Webinar
10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Seniors Awards
Sunday, October 23, 2021 at 7 pm -the City of Hamilton

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Join us to learn more about the online career ladder frameworks we developed in these 2 sectors.

For more information, please contact careerladders@abea.on.ca or

26th Annual Senior of the year awards, Honors and celebrate their senior citizens who have made outstanding voluntary contributions to enrich the social, culture, or civic life of our community

you can watch the awards on: CABLE 14

The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is a one-stop online resource centre and phone line dedicated to supporting Hamilton businesses with their COVID-19 business questions and concerns.
Hamilton businesses can call the COVID Concierge at 905-521-3989 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) or Contact Us online.

The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is brought to you by the Hamilton COVID Concierge Team, comprised of the City of Hamilton and the three local Chambers of Commerce.
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