Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 2 
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Green Jobs Report
YEN Connect: Navigating Services for Youth
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HTAB is YOUR connection to up-to-date, relevant Hamilton Labour Market information!

Did you know...
  • There are over 27,000 businesses in Hamilton and of those over 14,000 are owner operated.
  • Hamilton's top sectors (based on the total number of businesses) are: Professional, scientific and technical services; Real estate and Specialty trade contractors.
  • Fifteen percent of Hamilton's labour force is 55 years of age or older (2006 data).
  • From December 2009 to December 2010, the unemployment rate decreased by 1.5%.  The unemployment rate is 6.4% in Hamilton.
The Impact of the Green Economy in Hamiton, Niagara and Grand Erie: Launch of Green Jobs Report - Feb. 18/11


Please join us as we launch our Green Jobs Report on February 18, 2011 via live webcast.
green economyTo provide greater clarity around the green economy and related industries and jobs, Local Boards in three areas: Hamilton, Niagara, 
and Grand Erie have partnered to examine the impact of the green economy on their economic regions.  The goal of the report is to identify common industries enforcing green practices and increase our understanding of how the green economy affects occupations within key sectors.


When: Friday February 18, 2011

Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am


The link to the live webcast and the agenda will be provided one week prior to the launch.  No registration is required.  For more information call Rachelle at 905-521-5777.


YEN Connect: Navigating Services for Youth

yen logoHTAB is an active member of the Youth Employment Network.  YEN Connect: Navigating Services for Youth takes place on March 23, 2011 from 1 pm. - 4 pm. at the Scottish Rite in Hamilton.  The event will bring together teachers and youth service providers for a networking afternoon.  A variety of displays, and information sessions on topics such as Youth and Ontario Works, Gang involved youth, and Mohawk's LINC Youth Video Project will be featured.  Stay tuned for more information about this free event! 


YEN identifies, initiates and implements innovative solutions to put ideas and young people to work.  Some of its initiatives include, Career Cruiser and Careerapalooza.  For more information on YEN visit the YEN website.

Report to the Community Event - Feb. 17/11

HTAB invites you to attend our Report to the Community Event on February 17, 2011 from 2:30 pm. - 4:30 pm at Liuna Station. 
Learn about HTAB activities during 2010 and listen to a keynote address by Dr. Rick Miner, author of the report, "People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People.  Dr. Miner's presentation is entitled Canada's Labour Market: Jobs with a FutureClick here to register for this free event. 




We hope that you find the information provided in this newsletter to be helpful to your business or organization.  Our next newsletter will be delivered to your inbox on February 11, 2011. 
For more information about HTAB and our projects please call 905-521-5777.

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