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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 8, Issue 3 (August 17/17)
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July 2017 
Hamilton Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (Yearly change: 
-0.8 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 67.2 %
(Yearly change: 4.9 points increase)

Employment Rate: 67.2%
(Yearly change: 5.2 points increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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Make a difference today: Share your knowledge with Hamilton's young women

Proposals are now being accepted for presenters for the upcoming Leadership Summit for Women.

The Summit is an annual conference presented in partnership with McMaster University, Mohawk College, and YWCA Hamilton which takes place on Saturday, November 18th at  McMaster Innovation Park.

Members of the community are invited to submit a proposal exploring an aspect of women's leadership to be presented at the Summit.

Presentations should be informative and can be skills based, research based, conversational/analytical, artistic and/or experiential.

The workshops will center around the theme of being bold and can relate to the following themes:

  • Be Bold For Change
  • Be Bold for Leadership
  • Be Bold for Ideas
  • Be Bold for Inclusivity
Proposals will be accepted until Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Human skills - not technical skills - are needed the most in today's work force

Gone are the days where many workers perform the same repetitive task over and over. In an age of automation, the jobs that will remain will more often than not require critical thinking and collaboration skills. Technology can automate repetitive tasks, but it is much harder for artificial intelligence to compete against humans in roles that require social finesse and emotional intelligence, such as selling and managing people.

In 2016, the World Economic Forum published an extensive report called The Future of Jobs. One of the report's main findings is that "social skills - such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others - will be in higher demand across industries."
Workforce Planning Hamilton's Dollars & Sense guide to be released in September

WPH's Dollars & Sense guide, which lists local employment services, tax and training credits, incentives and supports for employers has recently been updated. 

The guide, which includes a section on hiring youth for the summer, information on hiring apprentices and financial help for apprentices, will be available in September 2017.

There will be a nominal fee for hard copies of the guide and it will also be available online.

Email Cyndi at [email protected] for more details.
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