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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 11, Issue 1 (November 2/17)
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September 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% 

Participation Rate: 68.3% 

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(Info from Statistics Canada)

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You are invited to Redirection: Work and Later Life, a Film Screening and Discussion, Nov. 27th

strategic_journey.jpg Are you a career development professional who works with clients aged 50 and up?

You are invited to attend a free event on Monday, November 27th from 1 pm. - 3:30 pm.

Join Workforce Planning Hamilton and the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) to view the documentary film, Redirection: Work and Later Life Career Development and find out how you can use the film's companion guide to help your clients.

Funded by CERIC and led by Dr. Suzanne L. Cook from York University, the study examines career shifts, transition and occupational change in later life.  The film shares the stories of five people, over 50, who successfully changed their occupations.

After viewing the film we'll go over the companion guide to find out how you can use both the film and the guide with your clients.

Please join us for an afternoon that will benefit both you and your clients!

Click here for more information and to register!
What's happening in Hamilton: Check out the Labour Market Snapshot, Q3 2017 to find out!

Workforce Planning Hamilton's newly released Labour Market Snapshot, using data from Talent Neuron, shares some fascinating facts about Hamilton's present labour market.

Did you know...

Hamilton CMA's unemployment rate declined to 4.2 % in September. This is the lowest since April 2005.

Health care and social assistance grew by 11,600 jobs from the 3rd Q 2016.

Assisting occupations in support of heath services saw the greatest growth in employment.

For more information, including the occupations that are growing, declining and the industries with the highest employment you can access the complete report.

Click here to read the Labour Market Snapshot, Q3 2017.
This year's Employer One Survey: 20 questions, in 20 minutes to celebrate WPH's 20th Anniversary!

A shorter version of our annual Employer One Survey will be unveiled in January 2018. We'll be asking our partners to share this vital survey with their employer contacts.

We'll be asking employers and HR professionals to complete the survey, which will take them less than 20 minutes.

The information shared by the survey helps WPH and our community partners understand employers' hiring needs, challenges, and future plans, by providing valuable current labour market information.
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