Vol. 8, Issue 3, August 22, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Employers, what are your skilled trades shortages?; Happy or not so happy at work? Complete the Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey and tell us about your job; Save the date for the [dis]Ability/Profitability Employer Breakfast, October 9, 2019.
Hamilton Employers: It's time to tell us about your skilled trades shortages!
During our many interactions with employers WPH has heard for years about looming local skills shortages and issues with the current apprenticeship system.

We are excited to launch a new project: In-demand Skilled Tades in Hamilton, which will garner valuable feedback from employers on their experiences with skilled trades shortages and suggestions to improve the system.

As part of the project WPH is conducting a survey.

We are gathering information about the growing demand for tradespeople and seeking input on how the apprenticeship system can work better for your company.

Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share your valuable information such as:

  • the top skilled trades occupations you employ
  • what occupations are hard to fill, and why
  • what changes could the Ontario government make to the apprecticeship program to respond better to your needs

Your responses will be anonymous. The survey closes on Friday, September 27th.

We will also be holding a series of consultations with local employers in the near future.
If you have any questions regarding the survey please email Viktor Cicman at [email protected] 
or call 905 521-5777 Ext. 16.
Share your workplace experiences today!

We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly!

To date over 300 people have shared their experiences of working in Hamilton via our Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey.

We want to learn:

  • Why you leave a job
  • Why you stay in a job
  • What you value in your workplace with regards to workplace culture

If you haven't completed our five minute survey we'd love to hear from you!

All survey information is confidential.

You will have a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards of your choice.

Please share with your colleagues and family and friends.
Save the Date: [dis]Ability/Profitability Employer Breakfast, October 9, 2019
Keynote speaker Ricardo Wagner, Lead of Microsoft Accessibility, will present the business case for hiring individuals with disabilities. A business panel outlining their experiences with inclusive hiring will follow.

Location: The Arnie, Mohawk College, 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Cost: $30 per person

For more information:
Labour Force Information, Hamilton, July 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca