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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (August 3/17)
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June 2017 
Hamilton Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

Participation Rate: 66.6 %

Employment Rate: 63.1%

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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Skilled trades employers: You are missing out on an untapped labour source 

In Ontario less than 10% of workers in the skilled trades are women, yet women make up 46% of the general labour force.

By 2020, the federal government has stated that 319,000 new jobs will be required in the construction sector alone. This shows the need for more skilled workers, and women will help to fill the need.

WPH and the YWCA Hamilton want employers to be ahead of the curve and created the Advancing Women in Trades site to aid employers in supporting female skilled trades workers.

You can visit the website for free templates and resources. These tools support and encourage employers to create a positive workplace for all.

The website includes tools such as equal opportunity statements, job ad checklists, standard interview questions, resources for evaluating your workplace, harassment protocols and forms, and more!

Accepting proposals for the Leadership Summit for Women

The Leadership Summit for Women is an annual conference presented in partnership with McMaster University, Mohawk College, and YWCA Hamilton. 

This community-wide event brings together women, trans individuals, and allies from the McMaster and Hamilton communities, and provides the skills, space, and support for all participants to reach their full potential as individuals and as collaborative members of a community. 

Members of the community are invited to submit a proposal exploring an aspect of women's leadership to be presented at the Summit. Presentations should be informative and can be skills based, research based, conversational/analytical, artistic and/or experiential. The workshops will center around the theme of being bold.

Topic proposals can relate to the following themes:

  • Be Bold For Change
  • Be Bold for Leadership
  • Be Bold for Ideas
  • Be Bold for Inclusivity
Proposals will be accepted until Thursday, August 24, 2017.
Five interview tips for introverts to make a great impression

The best way to make a great first impression in a job interview -- and to make a great impression throughout the interview -- is to play to your strengths as an introvert.
Don't try to become something you're not. Highlight all the great things you are.

Let's take a look at some of the traits that introverts typically have that give them a leg up in the competitive world of business.
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