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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (April 26/12)
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WISE5 report successfully launched on March 20/12 


wise five eventThe final report for the year long Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship (WISE5) project was released on March 20/12 at the City of Hamilton's Small Business Enterprise Centre.  After greetings by Mayor Bob Bratina, over 70 people heard report highlights and recommendations by WISE5 researcher Sarah Wayland, and a first person account of small business success by Fadhumo Abdul Malik Raza.  


WISE5 research took place in Hamilton, Niagara, Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin, Windsor/Essex and Elgin Middlesex Oxford, with over 65 entrepreneurs interviewed during the course of the study.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the report and its recommendations have been widely distributed to key stakeholders.


The WISE5 Final Project Report, Executive Summary, WISE5 Community Guide and Starting a Business in Hamilton, Guide to Resources can be found on the Workforce Planning Hamilton site. 

To view videos from each of the five communities visit www.wise5.ca.

WPH develops labour market information for McMaster's Hamilton Employment Crawl
hamilton employment crawlWorkforce Planning Hamilton was part of the advisory group created by McMaster University to organize the first annual Hamilton Employment Crawl (HEC).  HEC took place on April 25 and 26 and bused 140 students throughout Hamilton to show them that the city offers a unique place to live, work and play. 
WPH compiled a handout, Employment in Hamilton: Yours to Discover, which features targeted labour market information for the students.  
Click here to read a copy of Employment in Hamilton: Yours to Discover and look for more information of this nature to be released in the future by WPH.
WPH's support of HEC aligns with the findings of our Youth Strategy initiative, which indicates that post-secondary students need more information about Hamilton to encourage them to stay.
Upcoming WPH events to turn a spotlight on Manufacturing, Goods Movement, and Healthy Workplaces
The summer and fall will be busy for WPH as we prepare for three events that will share valuable information with local employers.  WPH is in the planning stages for the launch of recent research into Hamilton's Manufacturing sector; Goods Movement report; and a Healthy Workplace event which will focus on reducing workplace stress.
A recent article in The Hamilton Spectator highlights the need to raise awareness among GTA businesses that Hamilton is open for business with regards to the transportation sector.  One of the goals of local transportation group TransHub is to add 5,000 supply chain sector jobs over the next three years.
Our next newsletter will be delivered to your inbox on May 16, 2012.  For more information about WPH please call 905.521.5777 or email: info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca.

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