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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 10, Issue 4 (October 23/14)
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In what does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Coming soon! Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills alignment in Hamilton's transforming economy


Hamilton's labour market is evolving. Increased uses of technology, globalization, and pressures of innovation and productivity have all contributed to the emergence of the 'knowledge economy'.  

Our economy has diversified and changed. Do available workers have the kinds of skills and training that Hamilton employers need?

Watch for the upcoming release of our new report on skills alignment in Hamilton in December.

Here are a few early findings...

� Skills protect employment

� Skill requirements have increased and are expected to continue to increase

� The number one reason employers have recruitment difficulties is lack of qualified candidates

Our detailed report will provide in depth information on key sectors and their skills requirements along with a full skills profile for Hamilton.
Better Work: The path to good jobs is through employers

This report, prepared by Metcalf Innovation Fellow and labour
market policy expert Tom Zizys, examines Canada's under-performing labour market and challenges the popular notion that the threat to good jobs is inevitable.

In response to the current catalogue of troubling trends - from youth unemployment to increased income inequality - Zizys constructs a multi-dimensional, comprehensive approach for redressing labour market dysfunctions and deficiencies.

Employers and Workplace Wellness leaders: sign up for Workplace Wellness Webinars today

Workforce Planning Hamilton and City of Hamilton Public Health Services have joined together to present a series of 3 free webinars on health and wellness in the workplace. The first webinar has already taken place, and you are invited to join in for the remaining webinars.

Webinar #2: November 13, 2014, 12:00 pm. to 1:00 pm.

Engaging Employees in Health and Wellness

New approaches and tools that are helping organizations make health benefit programs more engaging and easier to deploy, manage and measure will be reviewed.

Webinar #3: December 1, 2014, 2:00 pm. to 3:00 pm.

Employers' Role in Workplace Stress Prevention and Positive Mental Health Promotion.

The role of employers in improving mental health in Canada will be covered.

The series is facilitated by Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca