According to early results of Workforce Planning Hamilton's EmployerOne Survey 2019 the manufacturing sector is seeing steady growth, while still struggling with a lack of skilled trades workers. Ninety-one percent of manufacturing sector employers surveyed plan on hiring this year.
Employers told WPH that they face challenges filling both highly skilled positions and labourer positions. Small and medium sized businesses face increased challenges such as retaining their employees.
You can find out more about what manufacturing employers shared with WPH when the complete EmployerOne results are released at the end of March.
In the meantime, an information piece, Manufacturing in Hamilton, that WPH created for our Manufacturing Day event in 2018 provides in- depth detail about industrial manufacturing in Hamilton.
Listed are the job titles, educational requirements and annual salaries for occupations such as manufacturing managers, engineers, welders and labourers.