Vol 6, Issue 1, June 03 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information April 2022, Meet WPH's Newest Member: Amy Zhang, June is PRIDE Month, Viktor Cicman's Last LMI Gift to Hamilton, Hamilton Youth Workforce NEW INTERVIEW Next Friday, WPH Website Tutorial OUT NOW, The Full Local Labour Market Plan Report 2021, Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region, Happening in the Community (City School by Mohawk: Free Courses, Skills For Change: Free Programs, VON: Caregiver Support & Education Programs) News: "Are you thinking of becoming a Manager?" and "Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment"
Labour Force April 2022
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for April 2022

A slight drop in the unemployment rate, employment rate, and participation rate
Meet WPH's Newest Member!
Amy Zhang is Workforce Planning Hamilton's new Lead Projects & Data Consultant. We are excited to welcome her to the WPH Team!

Amy is passionate about local labour trends and how to better help those in precarious employment situations. She has a BA in Economics and Sociology from McMaster University and will obtain her MA in Economic Policy this August. Amy’s research interests are focused on addressing the labour inequities and barriers present within the Hamilton region, including labour market analysis and environmental policy.

June is PRIDE Month!
Happy Pride Month from the WPH Team! 🌈 #loveislove #happypridemonth
Viktor Cicman's Last LMI Gift to Hamilton
Viktor said his Final Goodbye to WPH by leaving us with a fantastic video explanation allowing us to better understand the concepts involved in the Labour Market.

You can watch the video on our Website or our Youtube Channel!
HYW New Interview Next Week!
Hamilton Youth Workforce brings you another fantastic interview with Youth Advocacy Leaders in Hamilton. Our next guest Lincoln Cole will be speaking about Youth Employment, Job Readiness, Employment Barriers, Advice & Tips, and much more!

Check out our past interviews on our Website or Youtube Channel!
WPH New Website: Video Tutorial OUT NOW!
Workforce Planning Hamilton has launched a Video Tutorial on how to navigate our New Website!

Learn how to easily navigate the WPH Website to get the most out of your search for employment!

This video quickly highlights the tools that allow you to search for dozens of employment opportunities, learn important information, filter by category and explore career paths related to your current experience.

Visit our Instagram page or our Youtube Channel for the full tutorial!
The Local Labour Market Plan 2021
Workforce Planning Hamilton has created a report to provide an update on the state of the local labour market in 2021 and reflect on preliminary insights for 2022. Hamilton’s labour market has faced an unprecedented impact in the last two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the pandemic ensued, a complex and changing narrative followed, making it difficult to describe and predict the outcome.

*The report is available in English and French Language.
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region

Flocor is currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative.
YMCA is currently seeking a Settlement Specialist, and a Newcomer Information Specialist.
BGC is currently seeking a Volunteer Treasurer / CPA.
Happening in the community!
City School by Mohawk: Free Courses!
City School has exciting programs happening this summer! 
Skills For Change: Free Programs!
VON: Caregiver Support & Education Programs
Are you thinking of becoming a Manager?
Becoming a manager is a natural progression in a career journey. The role of a manager is appealing as it may lead to more influence, increased pay, and the opportunity to have more control over the direction of your career. However, the role may come with increased ambiguity, unclear expectations, and the need to manage various types of employees.  
However, sometimes a highly successful individual contributor when promoted to management may not end up being a talented manager.  Why is that?  Are there some people that are more suited for management?  
You might have a sense from working for past managers what the traits are that make a good manager. A good manager makes us feel appreciated, helps us to grow and develop, and provides clear expectations and feedback. In fact, more employees are looking for their manager to be more of a coach than a boss.  

Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment
Canadians with disabilities tend to be underemployed compared to those without disabilities. Stigma and inaccessible workplaces make it challenging for many who want to and are able to work find sustainable employment. Statistics Canada research found that among those with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years who were not employed and not currently in school, 645,000 individuals had potential to work. And COVID-19 saw mental health-related disabilities rise among employed Canadians.
There are many organizations to help support job search and career development for people with disabilities, as well as articles, books and other resources that offer helpful information to people with disabilities, employers and service providers. To mark National AccessAbility Week, taking place May 29-June 4, 2022, we have updated this article (originally published in 2019) with several new resources.

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