Vol 5, Issue 1, May 6 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: WPH Job Board, Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series, and The full Local labour market plan report. Who's hiring in the Hamilton region, Canadian Job Postings Through April 22: Elevated but Recent Momentum Mixed, Research literacy is essential for evidence-based career work, The City Of Hamilton Welcomes Youth Engagers, The Back Alley Gallery, Hamilton Public Library Digital Anti-Racism Education 2 (D.A.R.E.2), Filipinas Of Hamilton, Goodwill Amity Join the Food and Beverage Accelerated Skills Training Program (FAST)
WPH Updates
WPH Job Board
Workforce Planning Hamilton is launching a Video Tutorial on how to navigate our New Website!

Each week we will be posting a brief description highlighting one of our new Job Tools (Job Board, Jobs Map, Career Library, and Career Explorer) followed by a Video Tutorial on how to easily navigate these tools.

These tools allow you to search for dozens of employment opportunities, learn important information, filter by category and explore career paths related to your current experience.

We hope you enjoy our new website and stay tuned each week for more updates & information!
Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series!
Join Workforce Planning Hamilton & Hamilton Youth Workforce for a series of video interviews featuring leaders in youth advocacy regarding Youth Employment, Job Readiness, Advice & Tips, and much more!

Our first two guests include Arturo Jimenez (YouthCAN Coordinator), and Lincoln Cole (Provincial Youth Outreach Worker) hosted by our own Executive Director Khadija Hamidu!

Each guest brings a unique perspective along with a helpful guide & information regarding Youth Employment.

Stay tuned each week for more updates & information, and we look forward to sharing this series with you!

We would love to hear from any Hamilton youth and/or youth organizations to speak about their challenges and successes regarding employment.
The Local Labour Market Plan 2021
Workforce Planning Hamilton has created a report to provide an update on the state of the local labour market in 2021 and reflect on preliminary insights for 2022. Hamilton’s labour market has faced an unprecedented impact in the last two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the pandemic ensued, a complex and changing narrative followed, making it difficult to describe and predict the outcome.

*The report is available in English and French Language.
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region

Employment Hamilton is looking for a Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper 
To Apply Please include weekly salary expectations for full-time 35.5 hours/wk. EH offers an excellent benefits package after 4 months. Email - Send only ONE attachment with the subject line “Finance Assistant” to Lenka.S@EmploymentHamilton.com. Kindly include your weekly salary expectations in your letter. Interviews will be ongoing with a final application deadline - of April 8, 2022 No telephone enquiries, please.

Good Shepherd is looking for Office Rental Clerk (Full Time)
General Office Clerk (Canada Summer Jobs Program)
Community Service Worker (Canada Summer Jobs Program)
Canadian Job Postings Through April 22: Elevated but Recent Momentum Mixed
Lower-paying occupations drive recent growth.
Key points 
  • Total Canadian job postings on Indeed were up 71% on April 22, just off a new pandemic high hit earlier in the month.
  • The pace of postings growth has cooled from a strong pace in February and March.
  • Job postings are elevated across Canada, with postings in Atlantic Canada and the Prairies furthest above their pre-pandemic levels.
  • While hiring appetite is elevated across almost all sectors, recent momentum has been more mixed, with demand in certain health care and education roles softening, in contrast to strong growth in lower-paying fields like food services.
  • As of April 22, total Canadian job postings on Indeed were up 71% from their February 1, 2020 levels, after adjusting for seasonal trends, just off their highest level since the start of the pandemic hit earlier in the month. While the hiring appetite is quite elevated, posting growth has cooled somewhat in recent weeks. On April 22, postings were up 2.8 percentage points from thirty days earlier, compared to a 4.9 percentage point increase over the same span before that.  

Research literacy is essential for evidence-based career work
Many career development practitioners (CDPs) strive to make decisions based on evidence. This is a good thing. Evidence-based practice and evidence-informed decision-making are widely used approaches in fields such as health care, social work and education, and recent work seeks to build from this to create a model of evidence-based practice for career development. Evidence-informed approaches can help CDPs adjust client practices to achieve superior outcomes, increase credibility in efforts to influence policy and assist in obtaining or maintaining funding. 
The challenge for CDPs, of course, is knowing how to engage with evidence responsibly and ethically. As a practitioner, you can quickly go online and find an abundance of information available, of varying quality and trustworthiness. The risk of “doing your own research” is that, as a non-expert, you can be misled by poor-quality studies and can easily misinterpret the results of good-quality studies. For areas outside our own expertise, writes Vinod Goel, “[t]he only thing most of us can do is follow the advice of specialists. ‘Doing our own research’ simply amounts to making a decision on whom to believe.” 

Happening in the community!
The City Of Hamilton Welcomes Youth Engagers
The paid Youth Engagers role is to engage with youth peer to peer through attending community events and representing youth at various City tables. This will be a 6-month contract for 25 hours per week. Any youth between the age of 18-29 are encouraged to apply. Those interested in applying should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Irene Heffernan via E-mail. The deadline to apply is May 16th.

The Back Alley Gallery
Friday, May 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM is the Opening of the Spring Show & Sale at The Back Alley Gallery
Location: 341 Herkimer St (Enter via the back alley or from the side walkway via back yard)
5 Amazing Artists & @thehamontstore

Hamilton Public Library
Digital Anti-Racism Education 2 (D.A.R.E.2) presents Anti-Islamophobia 101, a virtual workshop for teens in partnership with The Canadian Council of Muslim Women
On this coming Monday, May 9, 6-8 pm.

Filipinas Of Hamilton
Share your story and be part of local history.

Women, femmes, and feminine folks in the Filipina/x/o community in Hamilton are invited by the Filipinas of HamOnt to submit a ONE-PAGE letter, essay, or creative writing that explores their COVID-19 pandemic reflections.

Your story matters. Your voice matters. We do not aim for perfectly-written letters, but rather authentic sharings that encourage you to reflect, connect, and express yourself.

We at the Filipinas of HamOnt will compile and curate these stories for submission to the @hamiltonlibrary 's Local History & Archives. Your participation can contribute to the development of oral history from historically marginalized communities as well as decolonizing local history.

Writings can be submitted to: https://tinyurl.com/WWWcallforsubmissions or click the link in the bio.
(Minimum of 500 words, Times New Roman, font size 12).

You may write in English or a Filipino language of your choice. If they are written in the Filipino language, we will try to seek out volunteer English translation from the community. The translations will be appended to your original writing.

Goodwill Amity

Join the Food and Beverage Accelerated Skills Training Program (FAST)
Food and Beverage Accelerated Skills Training Program (FAST) – formerly the Skills Advance Ontario (SAO) Food Manufacturing Program – offers free online training and resources to help you get employed in the food manufacturing industry. This program supports job seekers to obtain employment by providing them with sector-specific training with provincially and federally recognized certifications and connecting them to the right employers.
This project is funded by Employment Ontario through the Skills Development Fund (SDF). FAST is replacing the SAO Food Manufacturing Program with an accelerated training timeline and reduced class time to allow for longer hands-on training and on the job support. All clients of the FAST program will have access to mental health supports such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) during the duration of the program. Click here to register
Ontario Working for Workers by Raising the Minimum Wage
The third increase in one year will be effective October 1, 2022, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for March 2022
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is a one-stop online resource centre and phone line dedicated to supporting Hamilton businesses with their COVID-19 business questions and concerns.
Hamilton businesses can call the COVID Concierge at 905-521-3989 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) or Contact Us online. Learn more at hamiltoncovidconcierge.ca
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is brought to you by the Hamilton COVID Concierge Team, comprised of the City of Hamilton and the three local Chambers of Commerce.
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