Vol. 4, Issue 1, April 4, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Employers are invited to Hire Local - April 25/19; Attend the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's Breakfast with Ontario's President of the Treasury Board - April 12/19; Growth of Ontario companies slowed down by lack of skilled trades workers.
Employers: Attend Hire Local, April 25, and access thousands of potential employees!
Hamilton boasts a low unemployment rate and an economy that is on the move! 

While this is great news for job seekers, the picture isn’t as pleasant for local employers who are struggling to attract and retain quality employees.

To solve this problem Workforce Planning Hamilton has partnered with City of Hamilton, Economic Development Division, and the Hamilton Job Developers Network to host Hire Local: Solving Your Skills Shortages. 

Taking place at McMaster Innovation Park on April 25/19 from 8:00 am. to 11:00 am. Hire Local may be the best $25 employers will ever spend!

After enjoying a full breakfast local employers have the opportunity to visit displays and network with staff from over 20 free employment services. 
In a reverse job fair format, employers are encouraged to bring information on job openings at their companies. 

The event features a presentation by Aline Ayoub, Aline Ayoub HR Consulting called A Road Map to Hire the Right People for Your Business. 

The employers attending can listen to four “pop-up” presentations on hiring and training incentives; equity hiring; employment standards, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Click here for more information and to register! Space is limited so register today.
Breakfast with Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy, April 12

Join the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for a post-budget breakfast with the President of the Treasury Board Secretariat for Ontario, The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy.

Peter will be reviewing the 2019 Provincial Budget, highlighting line items relevant to Hamilton, such as the LRT.

The timing of this event is significant as it takes place the day after the release of the 2019 Provincial Budget.

Friday, April 12

7:45 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast will be served.

The Scottish Rite
4 Queen Street South
Hamilton, Ontario

Tickets: $50 +HST (Chamber member rate)
$55 +HST (non-member rate)

Tables of 10 are available.

Ontario contractors say shortage of skilled labour slowing growth of companies
A skilled labour shortage in Ontario in the past three years has slowed the growth of construction companies, prompting some to turn down work and others to decline to bid on projects, according to a survey of contractors at non-residential sites.

The 2019 Contractor Survey, by the Ontario Construction Secretariat, looked at perceived skilled labour shortages in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector in Ontario.

A total of 500 contractors in this sector were interviewed by phone in the first two months of this year. They oversee workers who build everything from roads and bridges to schools and hospitals.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, February 2019
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