Vol. 5 Issue 1, May 7, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Economic Recovery and Sector specific Ministry guidelines; McMaster Continuing Education; Skills for post-COVID success; Hamilton LMI
Economic Recovery Is On The Horizon
As the Ontario economy slowly begins to open again people returning to work need to be prepared for changes and new ways of working. The post-pandemic workplace could include greater distance between desks, mandatory masks, shift work and lineups to take crowd-free elevators or get a temperature check.
Ministry Guidelines Released for Each Sector to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Ontario is releasing safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

These resources are available for different sectors. They will help employers and workers better understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Sector guidelines contain recommendations and tips for employers on how to keep workers safe on the job. Posters for both employers and workers also offer advice on preventative actions, including physical distancing and workplace sanitation. Employers are encouraged to download the posters to print and post in the workplace.

As new sectors of the economy begin to reopen, additional COVID-19 workplace safety resources will be added.

McMaster Continuing Education
Are you looking to upskill, learn something new, or complete an online course during quarantine?

McMaster University Continuing Education is here for you!
As one of Canada’s largest and leading providers of professional development and corporate training, McMaster offers academic certificate and diploma programs with over 200 courses to help you enhance your skills and future-proof your career. Programs are available in business, technology, marketing, health and social services. 

New this spring:

Short Courses are available in a quick and easy online format of 1-2 hour sessions. Choose from a variety of topics that include: Health and Wellness, Business and Career and Technology and Innovation..

McMaster Learning for 55+ allows older adults to learn in a collaborative and welcoming environment. It’s a great way to meet new people, enhance your creativity or simply enjoy the experience of learning. 

8 Skills for Post-Corona Virus Success
When the workplaces reopen - they are likely to change, and with it, the skills companies will require will also change. Job skills are increasing in importance during the pandemic as a lot of people have to adapt to change in their role.

According to the World Economic Forum, in just five years, 35 percent of the skills deemed essential today will change. There’s only one way to remain relevant in a post-coronavirus reality: commit to a lifetime of learning.

Forbes have put together a list of 8 job skills that are likely to be in high demand in a post-coronavirus world.

Hamilton Labour Force Information:
March 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