Vol 6, Issue 4, June 24 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: June is PRIDE Month, Hamilton's Labour Force Information May 2022, Employer One Survey 2022, WPH Wins The 2022 Lynne Livingstone Award, Follow Us On Instagram, May 2022 Labour Market Snapshot, HYW New Interview w/ MSU President, Who's Hiring In Hamilton, Job Developers Network Updates, Happening in the Community (Trauma & Violence Informed Care Program, VON: Caregiver Program & Community Support Services, Goodwill Workshop Calendar: July 2022, and Skills For Change: FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Programs) News: "5 Steps LGBTQ+ Employees Say Companies Can Take to Be More Inclusive" and "Canadian Employers Willing To Hire Workers Without Direct Experience, Survey Says"

June is PRIDE Month!
Happy Pride Month from the WPH Team! 🌈 #loveislove #happypridemonth
Labour Force May 2022
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for May 2022

A slight drop in the unemployment rate, as well as a slight raise in the employment rate, and participation rate
Employer One Survey 2022
The results are in! For the ninth year in a row Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) has delivered the EmployerOne Survey in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development team to develop and distribute the Business Impact Survey. 

Hamilton employers across all industries shared their hiring experiences on the most in-demand jobs in Hamilton and highlighted recruitment, retention and skills concerns. This survey provides a snapshot of how local employers were fairing in the January 2022 labour market. This year 1085 employers completed the EmployerOne survey; 896 employers completed the survey fully (100%). 

The award is presented by the staff of the Adult Basic Education Association in memory of Lynne Livingstone, who was a friend and dedicated supporter of the ABEA. The award is given to those who exemplify the dedication, support and caring nature of Lynne Livingstone.
WPH Wins The 2022 Lynne Livingstone Memorial Award
“I am happy to accept the Lynne Livingstone Memorial Award presented by the Adult Basic Education Association. Lynne Livingstone was a hard working, caring and dedicated friend to ABEA and I am so grateful to run an organization that exemplifies the same characteristics. WPH and ABEA continue to support each other through various initiatives within the city and through hard work and dedication we hope to continue to thrive alongside each other. Thank you.” 

- Khadija Hamidu
(Executive Director of Workforce Planning Hamilton)

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May 2022 Labour Market Snapshot
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Labour Force Characteristics, Hamilton 2022
Labour Force Characteristics, Ontario 2022
Top 5 Growing Industries, Ontario 2022
Top 5 Declining Industries, Ontario 2022
HYW New Interview with MSU President
Hamilton Youth Workforce brings you another fantastic interview with Youth Advocacy leaders in Hamilton. We would like to welcome our next guest:
Simranjeet Singh (MSU President)

Simranjeet will be speaking about Youth Employment, Mental Health, Success/Barriers, and much more!

Check out our past interviews on our Website or Youtube Channel!
Who's Hiring In Hamilton?
YWCA is currently seeking a "New Mothers Support Services Volunteer", as well as a "Good Beginnings Volunteer."

Solus Support Services is currently seeking a Community Support Worker
Hamilton Health Sciences is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant.
Job Developers Network Updates (JD Network)
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Happening In The Community!
Trauma & Violence Informed Care (TVIC)
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VON: Caregiver Program & Community Support Services
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Goodwill Workshop Calendar: July 2022
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Skills For Change: FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
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5 Steps LGBTQ+ Employees Say Companies Can Take to Be More Inclusive
Despite momentous leaps forward in LGBTQ+ rights over the past few decades, the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in the workforce can range dramatically from one country — or even one company — to the next. 
This unequal footing has left many LGBTQ+ people unsure where they stand at work and in the job market. A new LinkedIn survey of of over 1,000 LGBTQ+ working professionals in the U.S. found that almost a quarter of respondents (24%) are closeted at work because they feel their sexual orientation and gender identity could affect their career growth opportunities. Additionally, 23% do not feel safe sharing their sexual orientation and gender identity because of current events, such as anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, that are impacting the LGBTQ+ community. 

Canadian Employers Willing To Hire Workers Without Direct Experience, Survey Says

TORONTO - A new study shows Canadian employers are willing to hire workers without experience related to the job due to a tight labour market.The research released today indicates that experience and education — once crucial to many positions — are becoming less important amid labour shortages.
The findings are based on an online survey of 1,000 employers across Canada conducted in May by Censuswide on behalf of Indeed, an employment website for job listings.

The survey found 77 per cent of Canadian employers see value in hiring a candidate based on their "soft" interpersonal skills and attitude toward learning rather than job-related knowledge and "hard" skills.

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