Vol 5, Issue 2, May 13 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Review Hamilton's labour force information for April 2022. Goodbye WinHamilton & Hello WPH website, WPH New Website, Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series, and The full Local labour market plan report. Who's hiring in the Hamilton region, Happening in the community ( Hamilton Hive: Reconnect Hamilton Networking Event, Community Living Hamilton, The City Of Hamilton Welcomes Youth Engagers) News: Canada's jobless rate drops to a new low, ensuring more interest-rate hikes, What New Graduates Are Looking for From Employers in the Age of the Great ResignationMoney is a big part of it.
WPH Updates
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for April 2022

A slight drop in the unemployment rate, employment rate, and participation rate
Goodbye WIN Hamilton & Hello WPH Website
Workforce Planning Hamilton is excited to announce that www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca is the main source of sharing any partners' information and any other relative community news and updates.
Please reach out to Travis MacCarl via e-mail at consultant@workforceplanninghamilton.ca for content updates/changes.
WPH New Website
Workforce Planning Hamilton is launching a Video Tutorial on how to navigate our New Website!

Each week we will be posting a brief description highlighting one of our new Job Tools (Job Board, Jobs Map, Career Library, and Career Explorer) followed by a Video Tutorial on how to easily navigate these tools.

These tools allow you to search for dozens of employment opportunities, learn important information, filter by category and explore career paths related to your current experience.

We hope you enjoy our new website and stay tuned each week for more updates & information!
Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series!
Join Workforce Planning Hamilton & Hamilton Youth Workforce for a series of video interviews featuring leaders in youth advocacy regarding Youth Employment, Job Readiness, Advice & Tips, and much more!

Our first two guests include Arturo Jimenez (YouthCAN Coordinator), and Lincoln Cole (Provincial Youth Outreach Worker) hosted by our own Executive Director Khadija Hamidu!

Each guest brings a unique perspective along with a helpful guide & information regarding Youth Employment.

Stay tuned each week for more updates & information, and we look forward to sharing this series with you!

We would love to hear from any Hamilton youth and/or youth organizations to speak about their challenges and successes regarding employment.
The Local Labour Market Plan 2021
Workforce Planning Hamilton has created a report to provide an update on the state of the local labour market in 2021 and reflect on preliminary insights for 2022. Hamilton’s labour market has faced an unprecedented impact in the last two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the pandemic ensued, a complex and changing narrative followed, making it difficult to describe and predict the outcome.

*The report is available in English and French Language.
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
Integrity - Long term Care Staffing
is hiring for a Talent Acquisition Support Specialist

Summer Camp Counsellor (14 Positions)

Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences ( OAMRS) is hiring for a Marketing Coordinator
Happening in the community!
Hamilton Hive: Reconnect Hamilton Networking Event
Community Living Hamilton
The City Of Hamilton Welcomes Youth Engagers
The paid Youth Engagers role is to engage with youth peer to peer through attending community events and representing youth at various City tables. This will be a 6-month contract for 25 hours per week. Any youth between the age of 18-29 are encouraged to apply. Those interested in applying should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Irene Heffernan via E-mail. The deadline to apply is May 16th.
Canada's jobless rate drops to a new low, ensuring more interest-rate hikes

Canada’s jobless rate dropped to 5.2 per cent, a modern low that all but guarantees another outsized increase in interest rates when policymakers at the Bank of Canada end their next round of deliberations on June 1.
Statistics Canada’s latest monthly survey of the labour market didn’t turn up stunning results like it has over the previous few months. Employment was little changed in April, as absences related to illness and disability appeared to offset employers’ desire to hire to keep up with strong demand for goods and services. Hours worked declined 1.9 per cent from March, although the new level still was 1.3 per cent more than on the eve of the pandemic in February 2020.
It’s possible the country’s labour market is hitting its limits after adding more than 400,000 workers over February and March, an unsustainable pace at this stage of the recovery from the COVID-19 recession. The employment rate, which measures the percentage of the population that is employed, was unchanged at 61.9 per cent, the same as early 2020. There still are an unusually high number of job vacancies, suggesting the pool of available labour is running thin.

What new graduates are looking for from employers in the age of the great resignation money is a big part of it.
It's graduation season, and a new pool of talent is entering the market. Though these new candidates may be pickier about what they're looking for and what's going to make them want to stay at a job. 
Even before the labor market was turned on its head by Covid, hiring Gen-Z candidates had its challenges. But in a pandemic bounce-back year with a tight labor market, it's imperative for employers with aggressive hiring needs to figure out how to attract and retain these new candidates. Employers plan to hire 26 percent more new graduates from the class of 2022 than they did from the class of 2021, according to a November jobs report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a nonprofit professional association for college career services. The survey took place from August 18, 2021, through October 1, 2021, including data from 157 employers of new graduates.
Additionally, that hiring will likely take time, which means if you haven't already stepped up, you should start soon. It now takes an average of four weeks to fill entry-level positions, a 57 percent increase since before the pandemic, according to an April 4 survey of recent graduates and employers from jobs site Monster. The survey was conducted in two intervals including during March 2021 and March 2022.

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