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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (July 21/16)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

From the Archives: Quick guide to business resources in Hamilton

business_owner_open.jpg Thinking of starting a business? Workforce Planning Hamilton first published this brochure in May 2015, which offers information and referrals to  local services; information on training  opportunities; financing; business incubation; business networking; and shared workspaces. 

Tips to think about when starting a business:

1. Don't be in a hurry
2. Visit workplaces that interest you.
3. Meet people from outside of your community whenever you can.

Click here to read the brochure.
Canada's best (and worst) cities and towns for finding a job right now

Oshawa, Ontario continues to top the nation for hiring markets.  Calgary is the largest major city to make the list of worst job markets right now, a direct result of the downturn in the energy sector. 

While finding work might be a struggle in some of the harder hit communities, on the bright side, the Canadian national unemployment 
rate is 6.8%, which is the lowest it has been in over 16 years.

Adapting to change offers one an edge in career advancement

business-lunch.jpgAccording to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps, 31 per cent of Canadian CFOs polled said the ability to adapt easily to change is the most necessary characteristic for getting ahead, followed by having a motivation to learn (29 per cent) and strong interpersonal skills (23 per cent). 

Perhaps a sign that change really is the only constant, these results are consistent with a 2002 study, when CFOs also cited adaptability to change as the key to success.
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