Vol. 2, Issue 3, February 21, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Hire Local: Tap into Hamilton's Talent Pool; Find out more about our community during a luncheon with Police Chief Girt; How workplace wellness programs help employees to thrive.
Save the date! Hire local: Tap into Hamilton's talent pool takes place on April 25/19
Workforce Planning Hamilton and partners the Hamilton Job Developers Network, and City of Hamilton, Economic Development are presenting a reverse job fair for employers on Thursday, April 25th from 8 am. to 11 am at McMaster Innovation Park.

The breakfast event will include a keynote speaker who will present innovative ideas on recruitment and retention; displays by Employment Ontario employment services providers and others, and pop-up presentations on issues of importance to employers.

Employers are encouraged to bring copies of job postings for their hard-to-fill positions and to network with the service providers.

For more information please contact Cyndi at cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca

Luncheon with Police Chief Girt, March 21/19

Come out to hear Police Chief Girt provide an update on Hamilton (and in particular Stoney Creek and all the surrounding communities) at Liuna Gardens. 

This event is presented by the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce and is open to members and non-members.

Chief Girt, a lifelong citizen of Hamilton, was appointed Chief in May 2016 and is responsible for one of the largest major municipal law enforcement agencies in the Province of Ontario.
He will discuss various policing aspects that benefit our growing community! 

When: March 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Liuna Gardens, 526 Winona Road North, Stoney Creek
Agenda: 11:30 am – Registration & Networking; 12:00pm – Luncheon
Cost: $45 Members, $55 Non-Member (plus HST) (Pre-paid seating only)

Workplace wellness programs help employees thrive
Workplace wellness has become a hot topic for corporations and employers in Canada.

The statistics are staggering: The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has reported that 30% of short- and long-term disability claims and 70% of disability costs resulted from mental illness. The annual cost of these issues, is greater than $50 billion (MHCC). Add to that that in any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will miss work because of mental illness and poor mental health, and the picture is made clear: mental health and wellness is a real concern in workplaces across the country.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, January 2019
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