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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 10, Issue 4 (October 22/15)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, September 2015

headset-woman.jpg WPH's most recent Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot indicates that over 6,000 more people were employed in September 2015, than in September 2014.

In September 2015, there were 18% more jobs in manufacturing than in the same period in 2014.

Most people in the Hamilton CMA are employed in Sales and Service; Business, finance and administrative; and Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations. These 3 categories represent the employment situations of 54% of the workforce.

Women in Canada Report: Immigrant Women

Immigrant women are more likely to be unemployed compared with both Canadian-born women and immigrant men.

Information released by Statistics Canada this week reports that despite being more likely to hold a bachelor's level degree or higher, immigrant women were more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts. Within the core working age group, 8.8% of immigrant women were unemployed, compared with 5.2% of Canadian-born women.
Employers: Are You Ready for the MOL blitz on vulnerable, new and young workers?

Have you hired summer students or seasonal workers? Or moved staff to unfamiliar positions? Then your workplace may be visited by a Ministry of Labour inspector.

This free awareness webinar, hosted by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour will help you prepare for an inspection.

Topics include:

  • Why health and safety training for new and young workers is so important
  • The new mandatory awareness training requirement that took effect from July 1, 2014
  • What new and young workers need to know

Target audience:

This webinar will be of interest to manufacturing, service, agricultural and small business firms and is geared towards:
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • HR specialists who hire young or seasonal workers
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