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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 9, Issue 3 (September 21/17)
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August 2017 
Hamilton Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (Yearly change: -1.7 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 67.8% (Yearly change: 5.4 points increase)

Employment Rate: 
64.6% (Yearly change: 6.1 points increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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Hot off the press: Our new Dollars and Sense Guide!

business_concepts.jpg Workforce Planning Hamilton's newly updated Dollars and Sense Guide provides business owners and Human Resource professionals with a comprehensive listing of tax credits, incentives and financial supports that are available to help with the financial cost of hiring and training new employees.

In addition to the above, a list of Employment Ontario Employment Service providers and other employment and training services are listed. These free services can help employers through every step of the hiring process.

Don't miss out on information that will help you defray the costs associated with training apprentices, hiring youth, summer students and other candidates.

If you would like a hard copy of the guide please contact Cyndi at cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca 
Culture and career progression outshine paycheque at work

Canadians are shifting their attitudes about what they want from work, according to a survey by Hays Canada.   Overall work satisfaction has declined by 19 per cent, with 89.8 per cent of employees saying they would consider leaving their current job for something else,  up from the 77.6 per cent in 2013.

Seventy-four per cent of workers said they are willing to take a pay cut for their ideal job, found the survey of more than 4,000 employees.

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