Vol 1, Issue1 January 7, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region, Workforce planning Hamilton updates, Connect to Careers Virtual Job Fair is the best way to recruit new talent C2C 2022, Long disparaged, education for skilled trades is making a comeback, Creating more equitable career exploration through a Challenge mindset, In Case You Missed It: Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, COVID-19 Financial Supports for Businesses, Virtual Dundas Division Meeting Jan 11, 2022, What's Happening in Advanced Manufacturing? Speaker panel Jan 18, 2022
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
Dairy Queen
is hiring Food Service Supervisor e-mail your resume to [email protected]
Pet Valu
is hiring for operations Manager - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Services
Varun Mehta Law Professional Corporation
is hiring for an administrative assistant [email protected]
Workforce Planning Hamilton Updates

New Year..New Logo...
New Website is now LIVE !!

Workforce Planning Hamilton is thrilled to announce the launch of its
Hamilton’s Largest Job Board.  
Hamilton Youth Workforce is now LIVE!

The Hamilton Youth Workforce! Brought to you by Workforce Planning Hamilton. An Instagram page centralized for youth employment and opportunities.

to stay tuned for more exciting news, and updates please follow and share now!
Are You an Employer Looking to Hire?
Register for Connect to Careers Fair Today!
March 2, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Connect to Careers is presented in partnership by McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University, Workforce Planning Hamilton, and the City of Hamilton's Economic Development.

Workforce Planning of Hamilton will have a booth to support all of our local community and service providers in the Hamilton region, and everyone is welcome to join at no cost. Please join so that students and job seekers can learn more about your organization's various programs and employment opportunities.
If you are interested, please contact Nourhan at [email protected] to register your organization. 

To everyone in the HAMILTON area:
You'll meet potential employers and explore your options at Connect to Careers.
By visiting different employer booths on the virtual fair platform, you'll discover exciting opportunities ranging from summer, part-time, and full-time positions to internships and co-ops.
You will gain knowledge of job requirements, industry trends, and industry growth. This data is useful.
Students & Youth
Long disparaged, education for skilled trades is making a comeback

Creating more equitable career exploration through a Challenge mindset

MEDIA, Pa. — Young men in jackets and ties walk along tidy walkways that connect the redbrick buildings of the 220-acre campus of Williamson College of the Trades.
They wake up around 6 each morning, turn out for inspection, attend a morning assembly, then spend full days doing coursework and in the shop, alternating at chores in the kitchen and tending the buildings and grounds. Lights out is strictly at 10:30 p.m.
The college was established in 1888 by a wealthy but frugal dry-goods merchant to train young men as blacksmiths, bricklayers, harness-makers, wheelwrights and other kinds of tradesmen “so they may be able to support themselves by the labour of their own hands.”
Now, its original endowment having grown to $128 million, it enrols approximately 265 mostly low-income men who spend three years, at no cost to themselves, earning associate’s degrees in subjects including carpentry, masonry, machine tooling and power-plant technology.

For too long, we’ve encouraged students to prepare for their future by choosing a job title. However, matching students with job titles creates issues in diversity, equity and inclusion. Focusing on job titles limits their perspective to what they already know, instead of broadening their horizons. By helping students find challenges to solve instead, we can help them to truly thrive.
As a student, what happens when your options are limited by what you currently know? 
Meet Karima. She just started university, yet she has no idea what she wants to do. To figure it out, she is doing a career interest test. She keeps getting stuck on one of the questions: “Do you like to buy and sell stocks and bonds?” 
Karima isn’t sure what a stock or a bond is. As far as she knows, none of her friends, family or community have talked to her about this before. Since she isn’t familiar with the topic, Karima decides to answer “not interested” and move on. 

Business & Research
In Case You Missed It: Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen

COVID-19 Financial Supports for Businesses

The Ontario government is temporarily moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022), subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.
These time-limited measures will help blunt transmission and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed as the province continues to accelerate its booster dose rollout.

  • To learn more about the economic response plan, eligibility and how to apply

Events & Programs

Virtual Dundas Division Meeting Jan 11, 2022

The Dundas Division is organized by the businesses of Dundas and open to all Chamber members to attend. We also welcome visitors who are former Chamber members or companies interested in learning more about the Chamber of Commerce and member benefit offerings.

Topic: Brainstorming Session Date and Time Jan 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

What's Happening in Advanced Manufacturing? Speaker panel Jan 18, 2022

The YWCA Uplift program is pleased to introduce our upcoming speaker panel, discussing: What’s Happening in Advanced Manufacturing. Intending to break the myths surrounding this industry, our panellists will talk about the evolution of industry 4.0 and where the job demand will be, with a focus on Ontario. Registration is now open for January 18th from 10-11 am.

The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is a one-stop online resource centre and phone line dedicated to supporting Hamilton businesses with their COVID-19 business questions and concerns.
Hamilton businesses can call the COVID Concierge at 905-521-3989 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) or Contact Us online. Learn more at hamiltoncovidconcierge.ca
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is brought to you by the Hamilton COVID Concierge Team, comprised of the City of Hamilton and the three local Chambers of Commerce.
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca