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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (June 23/16)
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New Youth Employment Network (YEN) site launched!

yen logo large Looking for a one-stop-shop for Hamilton based youth employment, training and wrap-around services?  The new YEN site should be your destination!

The Youth Employment Network (YEN) started in 1997, as a group for front-line employment and training staff who work with youth in Hamilton.

Over the years YEN has delivered a number of exciting initiatives and encouraged collaboration and cooperation among its member agencies, which has increased the range and quality of services available to young people in employment transition.

A few of YEN's accomplishments over the years include: Careerapalooza, Career Cruiser, Monkeybiz.ca and
an annual networking day for staff of youth serving agencies called "YEN Connect: Navigating Services for Youth."

Re-launch of the YEN site!

The YEN site was re-launched in June 2016 to create a central portal for Hamilton and area youth and their allies who are looking for employment, training and other services.

Visit the site to find links to important services aimed at helping Hamilton youth find a job, get training and to thrive in Hamilton.

CTA study predicts driver shortage to be worse than previously thought

A new study by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reveals that the driver shortage in the Canadian for-hire trucking industry is escalating quicker that previously believed.

Updating the CTA's 2011 report, which predicted a 33,000 shortfall by 2020, the new study - 'Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap' - says there will be a shortage of 34,000 drivers by 2024, reflecting an increase in demand of 25,000 and a decrease in supply of 9,000.

Driver demand is expected to increase most in Ontario, followed by British Columbia, with the greatest gap between demand and supply in Ontario and Quebec.
New Canadian employer survey reveals weakest job outlook since 2011

A new survey of Canadian employers reveals where the employment growth is expected to be - and which areas are lagging behind - for the coming months.

Stats Can reports that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9 per cent. That is its lowest level in several years.
A new survey of Canadian employers throws some cold water on that positive employment news. 

Canadian employers say that they are planning to hire fewer workers in the coming months. The Manpower Group has just released its Employment Outlook report for the third quarter of 2016. This regular survey of hiring intentions predicts the slowest employment growth of the past five years.

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