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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (July 14/16)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, June 2016 indicates a time of local labour market flux 

hamilton skyline Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area's (CMA) unemployment rate last month was 6.0 %, which was an increase from last June's rate of 5.3%. 

Along with an increased unemployment rate Hamilton CMA, similar to other Canadian cities, is having a slow down in economic growth. 

However, on a positive note, certain occupational groups in Hamilton CMA continue to grow.

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations has grown by 9,500 jobs (21%) during the past year.

Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations has grown by 5,300 jobs (115%) during the past year. 

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Ontario first in Canada to introduce mandatory entry-level training for Class A truck drivers

trucks_cars_traffic.jpg To keep the province's roads among the safest in North America, Ontario is introducing mandatory entry-level training for new commercial Class A truck drivers.

Individuals seeking a Class A licence in Ontario after July 1, 2017 will need to successfully complete mandatory entry-level training before attempting the Class A road test. Individuals who already have a Class A licence before this date will not be required to take training.
Canada adds service jobs, loses factory jobs in June

caterer_woman.jpg Canada's overall labour market was stuck in neutral last month as gains in the services sector were offset by declines in factory and construction work, Statistics Canada said.

Overall, the data indicated the country lost 700 jobs last month - a change so slight it was statistically insignificant.
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