Vol. 2, Issue 2, February 14, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Early findings from the EmployerOne Survey; Join the discussion on the key findings of the 2017 Hamilton Millennial Survey; Gender diversity in STEM careers
Great response to WPH Employer One Survey this year!
Thanks to the 328 employers who completed our EmployerOne Survey! We had the highest number of employers ever to complete the survey, which provides us with important data to help job seekers, students and employers.

WPH staff are busy analyzing the data, which will be released in a report by March 31/19.

In the meantime...here are some early findings...

The top 3 industries that we heard from:
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

Most popular ways to recruit employees:
  • Word of mouth
  • Online job postings
  • Social media

Plans for the future:
  • 84% plan on hiring next year

  • Two-thirds of employers have at least one hard to fill position
The Generation Effect: How's precarious employment working for you?

Join the discussion of the key findings from the 2017 Hamilton Millennial Survey at this free event.

When: March 6/19 from 6:30 pm. - 9:00 pm.
Where: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 55 York Blvd, 4th Floor

Come out and share your experiences and thoughts on how to take on the social and economic challenges facing the millennial generation.

Millennials shared information on their general and mental health, community belonging, quality of life and household well being, work and the workplace, and financial security. Let's talk about making it better. 

Event sponsored by: McMaster University School of Labour Studies, Hamilton Community Foundation, Hamilton HIVE
Women and girls weigh in on gender diversity in STEM careers
Across the country, we have seen an increase in the number of forums and discussions regarding gender disparity in STEM fields. These efforts symbolize a movement to change the career choice story girls have absorbed over generations: that they are less capable than boys when it comes to careers in STEM.

According to Statistics Canada, girls remain  less likely to choose a career in STEM , especially in engineering, mathematics and computer science. Unfortunately young girls are subtly discouraged from advancing their STEM skills and knowledge in school and in play.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, January 2019
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