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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (September 11/14)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Industry Spotlight on Retail and Wholesale Trade and Health Care and Social Assistance

ecstatic-shopping-bags.jpg The release of Workforce Planning Hamilton's 2014 Labour Market Plan is approaching on October 14, 2014. Every week leading up to the Labour Market Plan, WPH will be releasing two industry profiles of Hamilton's top ten industries of employment. 

These profiles use the most current information available from the 2011 National Household Survey and are a great source of information including sector employment, business counts, educational requirements, the top occupations by industry, and advice from sector employers to job seekers.

Click below to view the first two industry profiles:

Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers

CivicAction is excited to announce the launch of Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers, a regional initiative to better connect youth facing barriers with employment! CivicAction is looking forward to collaborating with organizations that can help achieve a vision of a region where all young people thrive, and where their talents and drive contribute to the regional economy. 
Latest Statistics Canada figures show Hamilton has seen strong growth in the number of full-time jobs

The Labour Force Survey for August shows 391,000 people employed in the Hamilton CMA (includes Burlington and Grimsby), up 5.4% from August of last year. The increase in employment was for full-time work and the unemployment rate now sits at 7.1%.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca