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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 10, Issue 4 (October 26/17)
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September 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% 

Participation Rate: 68.3% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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Job Search Zombies Workshop a Success!

Over 50 front line employment services workers attended the Job Search Zombies: Motivating the Unmotived Jobseeker workshop presented by Dan Walmsely of the Keys Job Centre on October 24th. The professional development opportunity was presented jointly by the Employment Assistance Resource Network (EARN) and by the Youth Employment Network (YEN).

Those in attendance enjoyed Dan's dynamic and fun presentation which gave practical tips on motivating both their clients, and themselves, to seek the positives in life, rather than the negatives. 

Best practices were shared on how to increase clients' self confidence/efficacy; positive thinking; focus/strong goals and how to create a motivating environment.

After the three hour workshop YEN's 20th Anniversary was celebrated in style with a huge cake provided by the students of St. Charles Chef Training Program.

Special thanks to Marilyn Presutti and the staff of the Nicholas Mancini Centre, and to the members of EARN who helped to organize the  event, pictured above with Dan Walmsely.
More than steel: Manufacturing in Hamilton

Did you know...

In Hamilton there are 7 major manufacturing employers with over 500 employees?

To celebration Hamilton Manufacturing Week taking place October 23-27, WPH has released an infographic with valuable information for job seekers and the Hamilton community.

Find out about the top 3 jobs in manufacturing, the jobs in demand, average annual wage, ages of people working in manufacturing and the top skills needed in the field.

For more information on Manufacturing Week contact Cyndi at cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca
Dollars and Sense Guide 2017 now available

The newly updated Dollars and Sense Guide provides employers with a guide to local employment services, tax and training credits, incentives and supports. 

Listed is detailed information on programs such as the Canada-Ontario Job Grant; Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit; Skills Link Program and much more. Summer programs for youth are listed as well as tax credits and employer incentives for hiring apprentices.

If you would like a hard copy of the guide they are $5.50 each. Please contact Cyndi at cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca if you would like to order hard copies.
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