Vol. 10, Issue 1, October 17, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Look for the EmployerOne 2020 Survey; YMCA is seeking mentoring volunteers; Register now for the 2019 Our Future Hamilton Summit!
The EmployerOne Survey: 20 questions for 2020!
Every year Workforce Planning Hamilton presents our EmployerOne survey to uncover timely information on the workforce challenges facing local employers and their plans for the future.

This year 326 employers completed the survey sharing information on their hard-to-fill positions; plans to hire; the top competencies they look for in employees and the impact of the minimum wage increase on their businesses.

EmployerOne will be live from January 2 - 31, 2020 and will feature 20 questions.

The survey is an efficient way for Hamilton employers of all sizes and sectors to partner with WPH in building a strong workforce and prosperity for themselves and for the community. The survey is confidential and takes about 10 minutes to complete.

As always we are counting on our community partners to share the survey with their employer contacts.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2020 EmployerOne Survey!


YMCA seeking volunteer mentors

Employers are you looking to build community connections?

Encourage your staff to become trained as a volunteer mentor by joining the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford in welcoming newcomer professionals to Canada.

Benefits to Mentors:

  • Enhance leadership and coaching skills
  • Develop better cross-cultural awareness, communication and sensitivity
  • Exchange of knowledge/best practices with international professionals
  • Fulfillment from helping a newcomer settle more effectively in our community

Mentors commit to six meetings over a three-month period. Meetings can be in person (preferred), online or by phone.

For more information, contact Kathryn Wrong, Adult Mentorship Facilitator: [email protected] or 905-526-8452 x 3407
2019 Our Future Hamilton Summit: Preparing Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow, November 5/19
Registration for the 2019 Our Future Hamilton Summit is now open!

This year’s summit will feature exciting keynote speakers, local entertainment, and engaging table discussions. 

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 5th, from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Liuna Station. 

Registration is required to reserve your seat and admission is FREE.

Spaces fill up fast, please visit hamilton.ca/ourfuturehamilton for more information and to register.
Labour Force Information, Hamilton, September 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca