Vol. 4, Issue 4, April 25, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Strategies for the long term unemployed in Hamilton; ABEA's Leaders in Literacy Breakfast; WPH has released a French version of the Local Labour Market Plan 2018.
Mobilizing our Workforce: Strategies for the Long-term Unemployed
WPH completes four core projects yearly and this year we are embarking on a project to develop a community-wide strategy to address the barriers and issues of people in Hamilton who are long term unemployed. For the purposes of this study long term unemployed people are those who have been out of work for over one year.

The project is underway with a steering committee of key stakeholders created which includes employment services, education and literacy partners, Ontario Works/ODSP and employers.

Research from the Labour Force Survey shows that over the last five years the share of long-term unemployed has fallen by half across the province, from 77,700 in 2014 to 39,000 in 2018. However, information from City of Hamilton, Ontario Works shows that during this same period the average time on social assistance has increased in Hamilton.

WPH will be surveying 100 unemployed persons and holding one on one interviews with 20 individuals to discover their barriers to employment.

Research will be carried out regarding best practices and a planning event will be held to develop a local community strategy.

For more information or to be involved with this project please contact Judy Travis, Executive Director, WPH at [email protected]
or call: 905-521-5777 ext. 15.

ABEA's Leaders in Literacy Breakfast, June 11/19

The Adult Basic Education Association's (ABEA) Leaders in Literacy Breakfast is a not to be missed annual event which celebrates the hard work of adult learners, their teachers, and individuals and businesses that encourage life long learning.

When: June 11, 2019. Doors open at 8:00 am, event starts at 8:30 am

Where: Sheraton Hotel – 116 King Street West, Hamilton

Help ABEA celebrate outstanding learners, literacy practitioners and lifelong learners who have been nominated for the Leaders in Literacy Awards.

Seats are $25, table of 10 – $230 – seats must be pre-ordered.

Deadline to order seats – June 4th (space is limited so be sure to register early).

Please note: the ABEA Annual General Meeting will take place immediately following the breakfast. All are welcome to stay for this brief meeting.

Trends in Hamilton's Labour Market: Local Labour Market Plan 2018, French version
WPH has released the Local Labour Market Plan 2018 in French.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, March 2019
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca