Vol. 12, Issue 3, December 20, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Happy Holidays from WPH; Look for the EmployerOne Survey on January 2/19; Holiday spending has regional differences.
Happy Holidays from WPH!
The staff and Board members at WPH wish you and yours Happy Holidays and all the best for a prosperous New Year!

We look forward to working with you, our valued partners and community members, on WPH projects in the new year.

The WPH office will be closed from December 24/18 - January 1/19.

We will re-open on January 2nd to begin our EmployerOne Survey campaign!
Hamilton Employers: Workforce Planning Hamilton needs to hear from YOU...complete the EmployerOne Survey in January.

The survey is live from January 2 - 31, 2019 and is the most efficient way for Hamilton employers of all sizes and sectors to partner with WPH in building a strong workforce and prosperity 
for themselves and for the community. The survey is confidential and takes 10 minutes to complete.

By completing this survey, employers are eligible to win a free booth at the Connect to Careers Job Fair on February 5, 2019 (a $600+ value and access to over 2,500 students and recent grads). 

Check your inbox on January 3/19 as the survey link will be shared out via this newsletter and by our many partners in the community.

If you would like more information about EmployerOne please contact: Judy Travis, Executive Director at 905-521-5777 ext. 15 or by email: [email protected]
How much Canadians across the country plan to spend this holiday season

How much are Canadians planning to drop on holiday spending this year?

A recent survey done by Leger for the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) shows consumers plan to spend $675 on average on everything from gifts to travel to food and entertainment. 

But the national average conceals significant regional variations.

In Ontario the average projected spend is $805, almost double the $458 Quebecers say they will devote to the holidays.

A majority of Canadians (65 per cent) say they have either an inflexible or at least somewhat firm holiday budget in mind. 

Quebecers, though, were most likely to say they managed to stick to their budget.

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