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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 10, Issue 3 (October 16/14)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Workforce Planning Hamilton Releases the Community's 2014 Labour Market Plan



Hamilton's workplaces are transforming. Once dominated by the manufacturing industry, the local labour market has diversified, giving rise to new opportunities and creating challenges  for our workforce. The 2014 Labour Market Plan is the result of an extensive evidence-based planning process that discove 
rs and prioritizes these challenges and opportunities. 

Information is sourced from a variety of projects and consultations with local employers, and consultations with key individuals representing the employment and training networks in the community.  The resulting 2014 Labour Market Plan identifies Hamilton's multi-year labour market priorities and establishes community actions and efforts to address these priorities.

Please click on the following links to learn more about the 2014 LMP:

Media Coverage from The Hamilton Spectator - Young Hamilton Workers Need Attitude Adjustment

We welcome and appreciate your feedback on the Labour Market Plan. After reviewing the Plan, please click here to complete a short evaluation survey. 

Hamilton's Multi-Year Labour Market Priorities

Following are the top priorities that were determined by the community to be the most important to be addressed over the next few years.

1. Soft Skills Development
Fundamental soft skills need to be encouraged for those who are new to the labour market and for those with barriers to employment.

2. Designated Groups Engagement with the Labour Market 

Designated groups such as youth, immigrants, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginals face specific challenges to finding employment.

3. Understanding Increasing and Evolving Skills Requirements

Technological advancement across all industries requires multi-skilled workers at all levels who are adaptable, flexible and willing to learn.

4. Exploring Opportunities in Hamilton's Diversifying Economy

Broaden job seekers' awareness of the growth of opportunities and different work environments through labour market information and other resources.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca