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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (July 7/16)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Hamilton Employers: Tap into talent and diversity by hiring immigrants


As an employer there are many benefits to hiring immigrants.

These include:
  • Increase your access to needed skills: Immigrants in Hamilton are highly skilled and educated
  • Improve your employee retention: Immigrants stay in their positions longer and have good attendance
  • Increase innovation: Immigrants bring innovative thinking to the workplace
  • Increase your connections to new markets: Immigrants bring links to diverse communities in the Hamilton area as well as new markets abroad
  • Enhance your corporate image: Hiring immigrants can improve your reputation in the business community by demonstrating that you are a progressive employer

     Read a handout here with links to how you can connect to immigrant talent in Hamilton.

    The roadmap is a practical guide for employers in small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on how to hire and retain internationally trained workers in Hamilton, Ontario.
Five things we're getting wrong about the future of work

The Future Works conference, hosted by The Economist, gathered together academics, policy experts and economists. As the working world changes rapidly here are five myths about the future of work that HR managers and employees will find of interest.
Fall Career Fair at McMaster University, September 22/16

Year over year, McMaster's Fall Career Fair has been a destination for recruiters seeking to connect with today's top talent. 

Attracting upwards of 1,600 students from across all six Faculties, the Fair has built a reputation with employers as one of the best organized and attended career fairs on a university campus.

The fair takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the David Braley Athletic Centre.

Early Bird Registration is open on  OSCARplus

Register before August 5 and save $50.00

For questions about the fair, contact Catherine Heffernan. For more information on participating in McMaster's on-campus recruitment programs, contact Emily Taylor.

Be part of the career and employment conversation on Twitter using #MacCareerFair2016
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