Vol. 4, Issue 4, April 26, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Announcing Hired Not Fired, a website and videos that explain the importance of strong soft skills for job seekers; Good news for Canada's job market; Free webinars from Charity Village.
Hired not Fired: Soft Skills to help you get (and keep) a job

Workforce Planning Hamilton is presenting a series of videos aimed at sharing information from local employers on why strong soft skills are important, for present employees and for job seekers. The videos are housed on the Hired Not Fired: Soft Skills for Job Seekers site, which also includes articles and other information.
Many thanks to our partners on this project including: Mohawk College Journalism students, Adult Basic Education Association, PATH Employment, City of the Hamilton and YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington.

A special thanks to the employers who agreed to be interviewed for the videos: Felton Brushes, ACS Valves, Flying Squirrel, Other Bird, Fruitland Manufacturing, and Reptile Kingdom.

The Hired Not Fired site includes videos on Independent Work, Dependability, and Work Ethic. More videos are planned for the future.

Canada's job boom sets a new record

Experts have been saying that Canada's job market has slowed down in recent months, following a very impressive 2017. But two new reports suggest the good times may still be rolling, at least for now.
Statistics Canada have reported that the number of Canadians receiving regular employment insurance benefits fell to the lowest level 
since at least 1997, when comparable data became available.

Free webinars from Charity Village
CharityVillage offers webinars on a variety of topics of interest to professionals working within the Canadian nonprofit sector.

Upcoming webinars include: 

2018 Day in the Life Series

The Importance of Self Care
(May 17, 2018)

The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work
(May 31, 2018)

Putting Your Values to Work
(June 7, 2018)

Labour Force Information, Hamilton - March 2018
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca