Vol 7, Issue 3, July 29 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information June 2022, HYW Interview Series: Erin Goetz, Monthly Snapshot June 2022, Employer One Survey 2022 Results, Hiring In Hamilton, Happening in the Community (Deaf Empowerment Program, Empowerment Squared: Volunteer Opportunities, Fitness at the Park in Hamilton, FREE Garden Tours at Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden, Goodwill Career Centre: Virtual Workshops August 2022) News: "New Video Shows How Metrolinx is Building the Hamilton LRT" and "Careerwise: 3 Reports That Caught Our Eye in July 2022"
Labour Force June 2022
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for June 2022

A slight drop in the unemployment rate, as well as a slight raise in the employment rate, and participation rate
HYW Interview Series: Erin Goetz
Join us in welcoming our next guest in our growing interview series: Erin Goetz!

Here is a quick Q&A regarding similar topics we discuss in the full interview.

Hamilton Youth Workforce
"From your organizations stand point, can you identify barriers for employers when hiring youth?"

Erin Goetz 
"From working at the Xperience Annex I find that youth in Hamilton would benefit from government subsidy programs that support business in hiring our youth.  Another important point is to offer positions that pay a living wage.  Employers need  to see the value in hiring youth.  

Youth voices add a different and valuable perspective to the workplace.  As an example, we have our youth engagers participate in all of our team meetings and see them as full members of our team.  The input that they provide is valued on the same level as any other member of our team. We try to be as inclusive as possible."
Monthly Snapshot June 2022
WPH’s monthly snapshots offer insight into the latest labour market trends for each month. The reports highlight economic trends and employment statistics for Ontario and the Hamilton region
Employer One Survey 2022
The results are in! For the ninth year in a row Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) has delivered the EmployerOne Survey in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development team to develop and distribute the Business Impact Survey. 

Hamilton employers across all industries shared their hiring experiences on the most in-demand jobs in Hamilton and highlighted recruitment, retention and skills concerns. This survey provides a snapshot of how local employers were fairing in the January 2022 labour market. This year 1085 employers completed the EmployerOne survey; 896 employers completed the survey fully (100%). 

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?
Ontario Health is currently seeking an Executive Assistant, Capacity Access Flow

Aspire Bakeries is currently seeking a Human Resource Generalist

Hamilton Health Sciences is currently seeking a Clerk Typist

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Happening In The Community!
Deaf Empowerment Program
This is a FREE in-class program for Deaf, Deafened, and Hard-of-Hearing people. Deaf instructors teach classes in American Sign Language (ASL).

This program is taught in American Sign Language (ASL) for adults who are Deaf, Deafened or Hard-of-Hearing and are looking to prepare for the General Education Diploma (GED) test, gain requirements to apply for college study, or improve skills needed for the workforce.

Empowerment Squared: Volunteer Opportunities
Empowerment Squared offers volunteers the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of newcomer and marginalized youth and families.

Our dedicated volunteers help Empowerment Squared achieve its mission and contribute greatly to our success. As our organization continues to grow, our need for volunteer support continues to expand.

We offer excellent opportunities, training, and support, and an opportunity to help truly transform lives and communities.


Fitness at the Park in Hamilton
FREE fitness programs are offered throughout the summer at City of Hamilton parks. Programs are led by Recreation fitness staff and are open to all abilities and ages.

Programs are supported by the Affordable Access to Recreation strategy and provided free of charge. No pre-registration is required.

Cardio, Balance, and Strength
Cardio Dance
Fitness Intro
Stroller Fit
Tai Chi
Yoga/Chair Yoga

FREE Garden Tours at Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden
Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses.

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until September 4, 2022

2 to 3 pm

All ages

FREE outdoor event, pre-registration required.

Goodwill Career Centre: Virtual Workshops August 2022
New Video Shows How Metrolinx is Building the Hamilton LRT
Talking about construction is one thing – but seeing it is a whole other story. In a newly released video, Metrolinx shows how the different phases of construction will work when shovels hit the ground for the Hamilton LRT.

Design and preliminary works are ramping up on the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) line to get everything ready for when construction starts.

But what exactly is involved in the construction of a modern light rail transit line?

The video below takes you through the steps required to transform the roadway from the existing state — designed primarily to move cars — into a modern transit corridor.

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Careerwise: 3 Reports That Caught Our Eye in July 2022
CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three reports that we found interesting this week.

There is a rapidly intensifying human resource crisis in non-profits delivering care, which means longer wait times, gaps in services and intense pressure on organizations to take on more with less. This paper outlines eight solutions to make wage parity a reality.

This study shows that 2010 to 2018 graduates were less likely to receive CERB payments than the general working population overall; however, those who graduated with a college-level certificate or a college-level diploma in 2018 were more likely to have received the CERB than the “all workers” category.

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