Vol. 7 Issue 1, July 2, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Students able to earn $5k volunteering; Focus on Skills; Safe workplaces for everyone; May Labour Force Survey Who's Hiring in Hamilton during COVID-19?; Hamilton LMI May 2020
Students Can Earn Up to $5000 Volunteering
The federal government launched a new program today aimed at encouraging students to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19 — more than two months after first announcing it, and just in time for those who haven't been able to find a summer job.

Post-secondary students will be eligible to earn up to $5,000 this summer through a new volunteer service grant. To qualify, an individual must be enrolled part-time or full-time in a recognized post-secondary education program in the spring, summer or fall of 2020, or must have completed post-secondary studies in December 2019 or later.

Solving The Skills Puzzle: The Missing Piece is Information
In a world of work increasingly driven by the supply and demand of skills rather than the qualifications of graduates, employers have trouble finding the workers they need and workers struggle to keep up with changing demands. Emna Braham and Steven Tobin explain how better and more accessible labour market information lies at the heart of clarifying the skills and training needs of today and tomorrow.

Exciting News! Our team will be hosting a Online Skills Forum in early 2021. We plan to have guest speakers and in-depth discussion on the important of recognizing and promoting skill development. Stay tuned for more information!
Creating Safe Spaces at Work
For Employees & Employers
The year is 2020 and the workplace is not a safe space for every person. 

Reports of workplace inequality are rampant and the American Supreme Court only just passed a ruling making it illegal for an employer to terminate someone because their sexuality. Although Canadian law began making these changes in the late 70's - there is still lots of progress to be made. This article provides excellent ways you can support the underrepresented and unheard employees in your workplace—and in your life as a whole. 

In Case You Missed It: May Labour Force Survey Report Summed Up
May has shown some significant information for our local and provincial labour market and we have featured some facts in our newsletters. We have produced a report with more details and information regarding the labour market throughout May.

Who's Hiring in Hamilton During COVID-19?

New job board provides opportunities for businesses and job seekers
With support from the city’s Economic Development Office we are sharing a new platform for Hamilton businesses and their local employment needs. During these unprecedented times there is a desire for real-time information on job opportunities across many sectors in our city.

Hamilton Labour Force Information:
May 2020

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, are closely monitoring and assessing new developments pertaining to COVID-19, as well as its impacts on Hamilton business.

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