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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (July 20/17)
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May 2017 Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
(Yearly change -0.7 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 66.4 %
(Yearly change 3.6 points increase)

Employment Rate: 62.9%
(Yearly change 3.8 points increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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WPH needs you! The hunt for new Board Directors is on!

Workforce Planning Hamilton is seeking volunteer Directors for its Board. This exciting opportunity is open to people who are interested in building Hamilton into a prosperous and diverse community.  

If you care about the future of Hamilton from a workforce planning perspective we would like to talk to you.

WPH has vacancies for the following positions:

Director representing Education and Training

The successful candidates will be evaluated based on:
  • Volunteer board/governance experience
  • Knowledge of labour market issues
  • Perspective and experience
  • Background
The deadline for applications is Friday, August 18/17.

Please read over the information in the blue links above and forward your response to Judy Travis, Executive Director, WPH.

Thanks to all who apply!
Employers: Early Bird Registration for The McMaster University Fall Career Fair is open!

Early bird rates are available for McMaster's Fall Career Fair, taking place on Thursday, September 21.

The Fall Career Fair at McMaster University is one of the best organized and attended career fairs on a university campus.
Register now and save!

Increase your presence on campus, sponsorship opportunities for this event are available at all levels.

For questions about the fair, or other on campus recruiting options contact Catherine Heffernan at [email protected].
Canada adds 45,300 jobs in June 2017

Canada added far more jobs than expected in June as hiring in the professional and agricultural sectors jumped, Statistics Canada said in a report that  deepened expectations of an upcoming interest rate hike.

The economy added 45,300 jobs last month, topping economists' forecasts for a gain of 10,000. The unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 per cent,  its lowest since April, even as more people were looking for work.

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