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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (May 11/17)
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April 2017 Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
(Yearly change -0.1 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 65.7 %
(Yearly change 2.3 points increase)

Employment Rate: 62.2%
(Yearly change 2.3 points increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Moving with the Times: Hamilton's LRT and Career Opportunities Uncovered!

The LRT presents not only a great opportunity for economic development but also a wonderful opportunity for workforce development for youth  and others in Hamilton.  To get us ready for this monumental project,  WPH is working on a project to share skills information on the occupations 
created and affected by the construction of the LRT. This project aims to shed light on the impact of this major infrastructure project and inspire students  and job seekers alike to see the great opportunities available. 

Our report will highlight types of jobs that will be available throughout the construction of LRT and skills, competencies and  training necessary to be successful in a careers in these fields. 

Watch for our guide to careers in LRT towards the end of 2017. 

If you have any questions or would like to be involved please contact:
Liz Enriquez, liz.enriquez@workforceplanninghamilton.ca or at 905-521-5777 ext. 12.
Investing in Healthy Minds @ Work Workshop Series

The City of Hamilton Public Health Services is offering workplaces the opportunity to participate in a workshop series designed to help address psychological health and safety in the workplace. 

Participants will receive practical knowledge on how to create an action plan that is in accordance with the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. 

Workshops will be delivered monthly starting September 2017. 

Two participants from each participating workplace are required to attend all six workshops. 

Participants will have the option to register for either the morning sessions (8:30am to noon) or afternoon sessions (1:00pm to 4:30pm). How to apply: Spaces are limited for this series and will be granted to workplaces following a brief application process. 

To apply, please email workplace@hamilton.ca to receive an Expression of Interest form.   Submit completed forms to workplace@hamilton.ca by June 21, 2017. 

All organizations who submit an Expression of Interest will be contacted by July 12, 2017. 

Thanks to an Ontario Ministry of Labour grant, there is no charge for participants. 

For more information, contact Christine Senson at 905-546-2424 x36
The Next Generation of Jobs: Not Made up of Professions

Futurists and human resource executives say that our work lives will consist of doing several long-term projects or tasks at once.

"Instead of identifying your job role or description, you [will be] constantly adding skills based on what is going to make you more employable," says Jeanne Meister, New York-based co-author of The Future Workplace Experience.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca