Vol. 10 Issue 5, October 29, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: COVID-19 impacting young people's careers; Hamilton's Economic Development Plan Survey; World Economic Forum's view on machines replacing workers; Who's Hiring in Hamilton?; Hamilton LMI September, 2020
COVID-19 Impacting Young People's Careers

Canada’s labour market is slowly digging out from the effects of the pandemic, with two-thirds of 3 million jobs lost now recovered. But one category of workers is still lagging behind — young people.
Young people have been one of the most impacted groups of Canadian's through the pandemic with extreme job losses, record high unemployment rates, and challenges competing against more experienced job seekers to find work. How can employers help this generation of our struggling workforce?
Hamilton's Economic Development Action Plan

3 days left to complete the survey!

The City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division and Tourism & Culture Division are working together to create the City’s 2021-2025 Economic Development Action Plan (EDAP). We want to gather the thoughts, ideas, opinions and priorities of our various stakeholders, including the general public.

The purpose of this short survey is to better understand your specific ideas, needs and priorities over the next five years to assist with the development of an updated Economic Development Action Plan for 2021 - 2025. Your input is an essential part of the development of this updated Action Plan. Your responses will help us consider and incorporate the opportunities and challenges facing the numerous workers, consumers and businesses in Hamilton, and provide current insights on the types of initiatives and activities we can undertake over the next five years to provide value to the community and attract new businesses to Hamilton.

This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and your feedback will be used for the purposes of informing and educating the authors of the Action Plan. Your individual information will be held in strict confidence and will not be published or shared without your explicit consent, other than in an aggregated, non-identifying format.  The survey closes on November 1st.

Machines in the Workforce: Create or Replace More Jobs?

In a report published the World Economic Forum explored the rise of machines and automation the world's workforce. The report suggests that automation would eliminate 85 million jobs by 2025. However, the WEF that by adding such machinery to the workforce, we will actually see an overall addition of 12 million jobs expecting a total of 97 million new jobs to be created. The article stresses the usual need for “reskilling” and “upskilling” from employers to ensure staff are sufficiently equipped for the future of work.

The report provides a list of jobs by 2025 to be replaced by machinery but also new roles expected to be facing high demand.

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:
September 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