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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 3, Issue 1  (March 6/14)
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Look for our next weekly newsletter on March 13, 2014.


WPH is busy planning our core projects for 2014-15

business-meeting-convo.jpg On a yearly basis WPH is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to complete four projects that aid workforce planning and development in Hamilton.  Our core projects for 2014-15 will include:

1. The Employer One Survey: An annual survey which gathers information from local employers on their evolving skills requirements.

2. Skills Analysis of Hamilton's Economy (Phase 1 of 2): The key sectors of Hamilton's economy will be examined to better identify evolving and increasing skills requirements.  Phase 2 will take place in 2015-16 and will include an awareness campaign to engage job seekers in career exploration.

3. Apprenticeship Demand in Hamilton: Employers will be interviewed to determine the current and future demand for skilled trades occupations that have an aging workforce.

4. Global Hamilton Conference: A half day conference will be presented for internationally trained professionals focusing on communication in the workplace.
Hamilton reaps benefits from immigrants 

A recent Hamilton Spectator article explains how newcomers boost the local economy and enrich our cultural life.

Canadian organizations spending more on staff training
Between 2010 and 2012, Canadian organizations increased funding for training, learning and development, according to
the Conference Board of Canada. Spending was up $17 per employee, a modest reversal of the downward trend of the past two decades.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905-521-5777

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity

Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca