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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 12, Issue 1 (December 4/14)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Save the date: Connect to Careers Job Fair, March 10, 2015 

Looking to hire staff in the new year? The Connect to Careers Job Fair is Hamilton's premiere job fair, bringing together current students from local post-secondary institutions, alumni, and job seekers from the Hamilton community. 

C2C is a partnership between McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University and Workforce Planning Hamilton.

Employers will have the opportunity to meet face to face with over 3,000 job seekers.

This is a great opportunity to connect with qualified job seekers, and recruit for full time, part time, summer and co-op positions. 
Study: Persons with disabilities and employment

A Statistics Canada study shows that the employment rate of Canadians aged 25 to 64 with disabilities was 49% in 2011, compared with 79% for Canadians without a disability. Among those with a 'very severe' disability, the employment rate was 26%.

Canadians with disabilities include those with a physical or mental disability related to seeing, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, development, psychological/mental disorders or memory.
Express entry immigration points system revealed before Jan. 1, 2015 launch

With one month left to the launch of a new immigration system that will give skilled immigrants express entry into Canada, the government has made public for the first time the details of the points system it will use to select foreign workers.

While the government is promising the new system will have "in demand" immigrants in Canada within six months, critics have expressed concerns about express entry being akin to a job bank serving government and industry.

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