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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 4  (February 26/15)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Announcing the early findings from the Hire Learning/Employer One survey

Thanks to the close to 200 local employers who responded to the Hire Learning/Employer One survey during the month of January.

Complete survey results will be released in a report by the end of March. In the meantime we are excited to share some of the early findings with you.

  • Manufacturing (20.6%), and Professional, scientific and technical services (12.1%) employers were the highest respondents to the survey.
  • Employers reported a positive employment outlook; with most companies staying the same in terms of employment opportunities (48%) and another 46% expecting to grow.
  • Some employers find the recruitment of qualified individuals to be challenging.
  • The minimum level of education required for most hired occupations is a college diploma.
  • The majority of those who completed the survey plan on hiring in the next year (87%).
Learn more about Ontario's accessibility laws with a free webinar

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) will be hosting a special Accessibility Works webinar on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. EST.

This interactive webinar will address current and upcoming accessibility requirements for private and non-profit organizations. This is an excellent opportunity for employers to learn about their obligations and ensure that they are compliant with Ontario's accessibility laws.

This one-hour interactive session is your opportunity to connect with an OCC accessibility expert and ensure that your business is in compliance with Ontario's accessibility laws.
This webinar is free of charge. 

To register, please RSVP to Lauren Gunding (laurengunding@occ.ca), Accessibility Works Program Officer at the OCC.
Speed mentoring helps newcomers to Canada  

Study after study shows that immigrants bring increased levels of innovation and productivity to the Canadian companies that employ them. Yet despite impressive credentials and relevant experience, newcomers to Canada continue to experience significantly higher unemployment rates and wage gaps compared to Canadian-born residents.

Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca