Vol. 10, Issue 3, October 31, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Skilled Trades employers needed for consults at Mohawk College; Do you hold more than one job?; Indeed shares info on the hardest to fill jobs, by region.
Employer Consultations at Mohawk College: Let's address Skilled Trades shortages!
Do you hire skilled tradespersons? Do you find it difficult to find suitable candidates that have both the hard and soft skills that your company needs?

Join Workforce Planning Hamilton and Mohawk College for an employer feedback session!

Learn about resources and support that Mohawk offers for skilled trades and apprenticeship.

Share your information on the skilled trade positions that are hardest for you to fill or most “in-demand” in your sector and why you are experiencing challenges filling these jobs. 

The consultations take place on November 7, 14, and 21 at the Marshall School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, 481 Barton Street, Hamilton.

Do you hold more than one job? You are not alone!

A recent study by Statistics Canada on multiple job holders finds that over the past 20 years, more women than men have held multiple jobs.

In 2018, 6.8% of employed women held more than one job, up 1.2 percent from 1998. In contrast, the incidence of multiple jobholding among men was almost unchanged over the period, at 4.5% in 1998 compared with 4.7% in 2018.

In addition, in both 1998 and 2018, workers whose main job was in healthcare and social assistance had the highest multiple jobholding rate (8.2% in 1998; 8.7% in 2018).

Another interesting finding of the study: among paid employees, the likelihood of holding multiple jobs declines as the main job earnings increase.

According to Indeed: Here are the hardest jobs to fill across Canada in 2019
Indeed’s data team took a look at what types of jobs are most likely to stay vacant for two months or more across the country, by analyzing job postings in the first half of 2019 across regions.

In Ontario, Senior test engineer proves to be the most difficult to find talent for. It is also difficult to find senior mining engineers, with senior geotechnical engineer coming in second on the list. 

Solutions engineer, which is a leadership role that interacts with technical support and sales, comes in third with 45%.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, September 2019
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