Vol 3, Issue 2, March 11, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region, Hamilton's Today hosted by Scott Thompson Interviewing WPH Executive Director Khadija Hamidu, Hamilton Youth Workforce HYW- WPH, Q4 Data Report, SME Report, Engaging Employees During Disengaged Times, Finding the Right Job: A Skills-Based Approach to Career Planning, Mohawk College -Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship, YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow Conference March 24, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, MARCH BREAK IS HERE
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
Thomas Solutions
is hiring for a truck driver
Good Shepherd
is hiring an administrative Assistant
YWCA Hamilton
4 - Volunteer Positions
Women of Distinction Event Volunteer
Bingo Volunteer
Donation Processing Volunteer
JOIN Mother’s Support Group Volunteer
if interested contact Anjum Chauhan
WPH updates
Hamilton's Today hosted by Scott Thompson Interviewing WPH Executive Director Khadija Hamidu
Hamilton Youth Workforce HYW- WPH
Hamilton Youth Workforce continues to grow - learn about YOUTH job opportunities, events, and various programs through our Youth page.

Q4 Data Report
Key trends in the Hamilton's Labour Market
  • There was a significant change in the unemployment rate with a decrease in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Office Support Occupations jobs grew the most in quarter 4, growing by 5600 jobs
  • Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport declined the most in total jobs decreasing by 2400 jobs.
SME Report
The level of engagement throughout this project was excellent, both with the manufacturing and construction employers. Every employer who did participate in the questionnaire was extremely interested in speaking about their workforce needs, desires, concerns in detail and at great lengths.

This report summarize these findings
Engaging Employees During Disengaged Times

Tips for Employees – To more effectively explore new options
  • Clarify and articulate your values. It is tough to find satisfaction if you don’t know what you are looking for.
  • The organizational psychologist Adam Grant has said “Before you quit your job, it’s worth exploring ways to improve your job.”
  • Planned happenstance. It is important to have a strategy for pursuing new opportunities, but you also need to be ready and open to pivoting when necessary. Make sure you balance planned and emergent strategies.
Tips for Leaders – To more effectively value employees
  • Initiate and maintain connections. You can only make things better for employees by asking them.
  • Develop employees. What are you doing in this space? Employees want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities. If they don't think they can do that in your organization, they will look elsewhere.
  • Develop self. Learning and growth are as important for leaders as they are for employees.
  • Learn and pivot. Take what you hear from employees and make changes
Finding the Right Job: A Skills-Based Approach to Career Planning
Canada currently lacks comprehensive baseline data on the overall size, scope and composition of its career development sector. Having this valid and credible information is critical to inform the field itself as well as related stakeholders as to the magnitude, characterization and impact of this varied group of professionals. 
CERIC is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to undertake first-of-its-kind market research about the field. The purpose is to make visible the field by answering fundamental questions around how many professionals are practising career development in some form in the country, where are they located and what is their primary focus. As part of gaining a full picture of the career development landscape across the country, this RFP also seeks to identify select high-level outcome measures that flow from the delivery of career services. Additionally, CERIC has a special interest in understanding the state of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) among career professionals in Canada through this RFP. 

Happening in the community!
Mohawk College
Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship
2021- 2022 – Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Pre-Apprenticeship - Training Program
Program Dates: May 2, 2022 –August 26, 2022- (In-School Training Dates)

1) Plumber – Trade Code 306A
2) Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic – Trade Code 313A
17 Week Extended Blended In-Person / Virtual Delivery of the Basic Level 1
Plumber 306A or Refrigeration & AC Systems 313A
Red Cross Standard First Aid C Level Training & CPR Basic Level 1 Rescuer
Workplace Safety, Secondary Trades Exposure, Employment Preparation
Successful program graduates will be available for work as of Monday, August 29, 2022.

Mohawk College
Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship
Mohawk College is now recruiting for the
Plumber Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is funded by the Government of Ontario.
This 17 week full-time in school training program offered at the Marshall School of Skilled Trades
& Apprenticeship, Stoney Creek Campus will commence May 2, 2022 until August 26, 2022.

YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow
Conference March 24, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calling all BIPOC Youth!
Connect virtually with like-minded peers and BIPOC industry professionals to explore different career paths and build the skills required for your future. 
Enjoy your time with family during March break, and visit the city of Hamilton link to view all Events happening in our community.

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for January 2022
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