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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 11, Issue 1 (November 27/12)
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Labour Market Planning Consultation
Hiring Immigrants Project
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Employers: We'll keep you in the workforce planning loop...with Employers' Corner!


Be part of Hamilton's Workforce Solution: You are invited to complete Workforce Planning Hamilton's Cluster Survey


Staff at Workforce Planning Hamilton are busy developing our labour market plan for 2013.  The goal of the plan?  To better align education, training and employment programs with local labour market needs, and establish a local commitment to help implement the plan and guide continued planning efforts.

A key component of our plan is gathering and analyzing sector based information from local employers.  
We invite you to identify your sector from the list below and join the conversation.


Creative Industries - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013creativeind


Agri-Business and Food Processing - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013AgriBusandFoodManu

Goods Movement - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013goodsmovement

Clean Technology - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013cleantech

Advanced Manufacturing - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013advmanufacturing


WPH's recent Labour Market Planning Community Consultation


Crafting Labour Market Connections: A Labour Market Planning Conversation, took place on November 22/12. Every year WPH draws together local employers, employment services managers, and other stakeholders to engage in a conversation to guide change, address labour force challenges that face local employers, and to strengthen a skilled workforce in Hamilton. 


This year's event featured a fascinating keynote address by Brock Dickinson, of Millier Dickinson & Blais. After Brock's inspiring keynote attendees completed a facilitated exercise to identify our community priorities. Five key priorities for action were identified...


- Rebrand skilled trades as a career with a future
- Create an inter-generational network/forum
- Research skills alignment - employer demand vs skills available
- Develop a job board website to market newcomers with skills to employers
- Pilot a 'family' mentoring for employment program

Look for our Labour Market Plan in March 2013!

Hiring Immigrants Project 
group of newcomers The goal of this new WPH research project is to explore Hamilton employers' attitudes and experience regarding hiring newcomers, including bilingual staff.  During the project a minimum of 250 telephone surveys will be completed and they will be followed by focus groups to gather more information.  Please contact Cyndi at 905-521-5777 if you are an employer or HR manager who would like to be part of the survey or focus group and share your experiences.
For more information about WPH please call 905.521.5777

Workforce Planning Hamilton



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