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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (February 1/18)
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December 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.3% 

Participation Rate: 66.8% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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Hamilton Employers: Last chance to have your say by completing the EmployerOne Survey

Thanks to the 260 employers who have completed the EmployerOne survey to date!

The survey will be closed soon and if you haven't completed it yet, please take five minutes to do so. 

WPH has been surveying local employers for the past five years, and this year in terms of sectors, reached the most diverse group ever. 

Early findings from the survey:
  • 45% of employers stated that the number of employees in their organization is growing. This means that business is growing!
  • 87% of employers reported that they hired staff in 2017
  • The jobs that were most difficult to fill in 2017 were drivers, personal support workers, manufacturing labourers, and cooks
Thanks to our community partners who took the time to share the survey. 
Survey reports that workplace stress affects employee retention

sleep and stress When broken down by demographic, female employees are more likely to report being under higher levels of workplace stress than their male counterparts.

On a personal level, both employees and managers cited financial issues, aging parents and feelings of isolation as the main sources of stress.
Newcomers Onboard, Information Session, February 13/18

Are you an immigrant/refugee and/or a new Canadian professional who is interested in joining on a non-profit or public agency board? Are you interested in developing your governance and leadership skills? 

If yes, come and learn about Newcomers onBoard and how you can be trained for and connected with local opportunities.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca 


We are Hamilton's leader in local workforce development!