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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 10, Issue 3 (October 15/15)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Help Wanted in Hamilton reports that 41% of online job ads were full-time positions

computer-work-group.jpg Every quarter Workforce Planning Hamilton releases online job vacancy statistics. The Help Wanted in Hamilton Job Vacancies Full Report, 3rd Quarter 2015 was just released and indicates that Hamilton's unemployment rate is still well below that of the rest of the province and that of Canada.
Did you know?
  • Most job postings were for jobs which required college, vocational, or apprenticeship training
  • The top 5 employers by number of job postings are: Walmart, City of Hamilton, Shopper's Drug Mart, CIBC, and Mohawk College
  • There were 6,980 online job vacancies in 2015's 3rd Quarter, up 18% from last year during the same period
HIVEX 2015, 5th Annual young professional conference

Young professionals and their allies are encouraged to attend HIVEX 2015 on October 31, 2015 at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.

The conference is organized by Hamilton HIVE, Hamilton's umbrella organization for youth leaders, professionals and their groups.

The theme of the conference is Connect and will include a keynote by Rosita Hall; a lunch panel, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, and morning and afternoon workshops.

The topic of the lunch panel discussion is Putting Hamilton on the Map and will feature an expert panel of five local industry leaders who will speak about Hamilton's journey and future plans. 
Some Hamiltonians left out of 'economic renaissance' report says

A new report from the Hamilton Community Foundation cautions that disparity is a "critical issue," as many people are not able to reap the benefits of newfound optimism in Hamilton.

The Vital Signs report, which was prepared by the Social Planning and Research Council, outlines a mixed bag of positive movement for the city alongside negatives like a "looming housing crisis," and insecure employment that leaves many struggling to make ends meet.
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