Vol. 11, Issue 2, November 8, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Get ready for WPH's Sector Profiles; Celebrate Information and Referral Day; What do you know about online gigs?
Find out more about the key sectors in Hamilton: Sector Profiles to be released soon!
A series of profiles on eleven key sectors in Hamilton's economy will be released by WPH in the near future.

This reference tool (in a handy binder format) is designed to provide highlights of key labour market indicators for Hamilton to help support employment service providers and others to aid their clients.

The industries selected reflect the top industries by employment and include Health care and social assistance; Retail trade; Manufacturing; Educational services; Accommodation and food services and more.

Each report includes industry information, employment trends, workforce characteristics, business information, occupational information and the number of job postings.

Stay tuned for more information!
Come celebrate I&R Day with Information Hamilton, Nov. 16/18

Enjoy a free cupcake, play games, win prizes and get to know your community agencies that offer Information & Referral.

I&R Day, is an information fair hosted annually by Information Hamilton to recognize and celebrate information & referral.  

The fair takes place on Friday, November 16/18 from 1 - 3 pm. at the Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd., 4th floor.

Online gig economy is growing, but no one knows by how much

Opportunities for work in Canada's online gig economy are growing faster than in many other countries, according to the organization behind a new tool that sheds light on a part of the world's workforce that largely goes unmeasured.

The Online Labour Index uses an automated data collector to scan some of the top digital labour websites including Fiverr, Freelancer, Guru, 
and PeoplePerHour to track the number of projects or tasks posted and completed, as well as the locations of those vacancies.

To be included, the work has to be fully digital — the worker and employer are matched digitally, 
the payment is done digitally, and the product is delivered digitally. It's a sector in Canada's economy that is largely a mystery.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, October 2018
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca