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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (May 28/15)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Quick Guide to Business Resources in Hamilton

swerve-smiling-header.jpg Workforce Planning Hamilton in partnership with Global Hamilton and the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council has released a guide for immigrants and others in the community who are thinking of starting a business.

Top 5 tips when thinking of starting a business:
  • Don't be in a hurry
  • Learn about the local business community
  • Upgrade your language skills and take training if needed
  • Visit workplaces that interest you
  • Create a business plan, but know that it is likely to change over time

Included in the guide:
  • Links to information and referral agencies that can help match you to services 
  • Training options
  • Available financing 
  • Business incubation options
  • Business networking via the Chamber of Commerce
  • Shared workspaces

Trade Show for the 9th Annual OW/ODSP Town Hall, June 18th

The Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program Operational Advisory Committee will be hosting the 9th Annual Town Hall meeting for participants and service providers. The theme is:

Building Bridges: Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate

Service providers can set up a booth to share the services they provide with OW and ODSP recipients, low income residents and fellow service providers. It's a great opportunity for you to advertise your agency and answer attendees' questions. And, best of all, there is no cost to you!

Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON in Wentworth Room C.

When: Thursday June 18th 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please RSVP on or before June 6, 2015, if your agency would like to participate. 

For more information, please e-mail owodsptownhall@hamilton.ca  or call 905-546-2424 ext. 4156.
How mentorship could learn a lesson from online dating

Digging down to the root of mentorship, we need to move away from conversations around "why mentorship is  important" and get to the real issue, which is "how we implement the right form of mentorship." 

It's on each and every one of us to redefine mentorship in the 21st century so we can bridge the gap that exists between the generations in our workplaces.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777



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