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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (April 27/17)
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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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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Labour Market Snapshot: 3 Things you Need to Know about Hamilton's Labour Market

Workforce Planning Hamilton is pleased to announce that we'll be providing Labour Market Snapshots on a quarterly basis, replacing the monthly Labour Market Snapshots. 

By releasing this information quarterly we'll be able to roll out EmployerOne, Vicinity Jobs, Labour Force Survey data, and useful information about both job seekers and employers in one easy to understand report.

3 Things you may not know about the local labour market during January - March 2017
  • The unemployment rate remains low (5.9% in 2017 Q1 as compared to 6.2% in 2016 Q1)
  • Jobs within the Construction industry continue to increase
  • Employers had a difficult time finding truck drivers
Occupations that are growing in our area include: 
  • Technical occupations in health
  • Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations
  • Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer services
Occupations that are declining include:
  • Professional occupations in education services
  • Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related production workers
  • Service representatives and other customer and personal service occupations
Access the full report to discover industry information, results of the EmployerOne Survey, the unemployment rate in review and much, much more!

McMaster Online Career and Hiring Fair, May 11/17

Are you currently recruiting to fill full-time, summer, part-time or volunteers, positions? Join the McMaster Online Career and Hiring Fair on Thursday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   

Connect with highly engaged and qualified Liberal Arts and Health Sciences students and alumni without leaving your office. It's that easy.

This event is a great opportunity to:
  • Brand your company: Online booth designed with your company's image or logo
  • Advertise available jobs, presentations, videos and more
  • Hold one-on-one real-time chats with candidates
  • Filter potential hires
Seven Tips for Thriving in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is where hundreds of millions of people around the world are making their living. The gig economy is popular because it allows for flexibility and nimbleness for employer/client and employee/contractor. 

But it's also eroding the essential role that companies and big public and non-profit organizations play as community builders by providing long term stable employment, benefits and the dignity of consistent work. 

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777
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