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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (April 13/17)
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March 2017 Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
(Yearly change -0.1 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 64.9 %
(Yearly change 1.8 increase)

Employment Rate: 61%
(Yearly change 1.7 increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Last chance to register for Together We are Better 2.0, April 21/17

header If you are a frontline language or employment service provider don't miss this event!

The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council, Workforce Planning Hamilton and the City of Hamilton are bringing together service providers for a half-day workshop to explore new ways of working together to aid newcomers.

The event includes:

  • An interactive panel talking about their experiences in resettling Syrian newcomers
  • Displays showcasing community newcomer services
  • Case studies to help create collaborative solutions to newcomer needs
  • A special presentation from Canada Revenue Agency on why clients should submit a tax return

Cost is $20 per person and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Youth needed to complete the Hamilton Millennial Survey

group of youth Youth ( people born between 1982 and 1997) are needed to participate in a study on the effects of different types of employment in the Hamilton CMA (Hamilton, Burlington and Grimsby). 

To encourage people to complete the survey great prizes will be given out. Prizes include 30 tickets to several Hamilton music, theatre and dining events, e.g., Theatre Aquarius, First Ontario Centre concerts, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. The random draw for the survey incentives will be done once the survey has closed at the end of April. 

The project is based in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University. This study explores the relationship between employment security (and in particular precarious employment) and household and community well-being. 

The objective is to assess how precarious employment affects young people, and to make the results public. 

Freedom 85? Baby boomers working longer, redefining retirement

older worker There is a common perception that when older workers hang onto their jobs, it prevents young workers from getting into the labour force. It's such a widespread belief, economists have given it a name.
"It's called the 'lump of labour fallacy,'" says Nova Scotia's Simon D'Entremont. "That implies there's a fixed number of jobs in the economy and if you give a job to someone, you take it away from someone else."

However, economists suggest that, at a macroeconomic level, the labour force needs workers of all ages to meet demand.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


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