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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 12, Issue 2 (December 10/15)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, November 2015
graphic-chart-people.jpg Workforce Planning Hamilton releases the Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot every month.

Here's what we learned in November, using data from the Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada.

1. Hamilton CMA's unemployment rate for November 2015 was 6%, which is up 0.7% from November 2014.

2. In November 2015 there were 3,100 more people employed than in November 2014.

3. There were 8% more jobs in the manufacturing sector in November 2015 than in November 2014.

Save the Date: Connect to Career Job Fair, March 8/2016

Employers: You are invited to participate in the third annual Connect to Careers job fair.

When: March 8, 2016 

Where: Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's 

Registration Opens: January 2016

The job fair is presented by partners: McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University College, and Workforce Planning Hamilton

Province Invests $4 million to Pilot Community Loans Fund

Ontario is partnering with leading financial institutions to create a fund aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people facing employment barriers. 

The Community Loans Fund, part of Ontario's Accessibility Action Plan, will provide discounted rates on financial products, such as loans, to businesses that commit to hiring people facing barriers such as people with disabilities, long-term unemployed, older unemployed, newcomers to Canada and unemployed Indigenous persons. 

The province is partnering with Alterna Savings, Libro Credit Union, First Ontario Credit Union and Meridian to deliver this fund.  
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