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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (July 24/13)
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Community Employment Pilots
April to June Vacancy Report
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Unemployed Experienced Workers in Hamilton: Barriers and Solutions

WPH is exploring the barriers to employment facing experienced workers (people aged 44+), and tips and tools to aid them in an effective manner.  EW who have been laid off after many years of employment face distinct barriers to re-employment. During the project 20 people were interviewed and early results show that the major barriers faced are discrimination due to age; lack of credentials/education; and lack of computer skills.


An event held on October 23/13 will release the project findings and feature John-Paul Hatala, of Flowork International, who will offer best practices for employment services counselors and job developers.

Community Employment Pilots
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has launched a pilot initiative related to local planning in four communities: Hamilton, Cornwall, Toronto, and Timmins. The project will run for six months and will examine the use of locally relevant labour market and employment data, and broader social service data, to identify and address employment barriers facing hard to serve clients who have complex needs. 
WPH is contributing information, resources, and expertise via our participation on the Community Advisory Team. Please contact Judy Travis at judy.travis@workforceplanninghamilton.ca  or 905-521-5777 for more information.
April to June Vacancy Report Coming Soon


In early August Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing online job vacancy statistics collected from April to June 2013. The report will provide information on real-time labour demands that will help inform job seekers, employers, and community organizations about what industries and occupations are currently in demand. Vacancy reports will be released every quarter.  

Need more information about WPH?  Call 905-521-5777

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity

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