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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 9, Issue 4 (September 28/17)
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August 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (Yearly change: -1.7 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 67.8% (Yearly change: 5.4 points increase)

Employment Rate: 
64.6% (Yearly change: 6.1 points increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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You are invited to Job Search Zombies: Motivating the unmotivated jobseeker, October 24/17

strategic_journey.jpg Members of the Employment Assistance Resource Network (EARN), the Youth Employment Network (YEN), and front line staff in employment services are invited to
attend Job Search Zombies on October 24/17 at the Nicholas Mancini Centre in Hamilton from 8 am to 1 pm. 

YEN is celebrating its 20th anniversary and there will be a celebration with light refreshments, cake and networking after the workshop, from noon to 1 pm. 

The workshop facilitator, Dan Walmsely, is from KEYS Job Centre in Kingston. 

The workshop covers these questions using experiential and play based learning activities: 

1. What is motivation?
2. Why is motivation essential?
3. What leads to Job-Search Zombie infection?
4. How do I cure a Job-Search Zombie?
5. How do I prevent future Job-Search Zombie outbreaks?

Cost is $30 per person which includes a hot breakfast.

It's human skills - not technical skills - that we need the most in today's work force

The skills that Canadians require to have successful careers are rapidly changing, and Canadian workers will need to adapt to stay ahead of the curve. 

Increasingly, attributes such as critical thinking, communication and emotional intelligence, all of which are often described as soft skills, are critical for career success.

Consequently, Canadians need to focus on developing not just technical skills (coding, engineering, data science, and others), but also essential soft - or what I will refer to later as human - skills.
Newcomers to Canada could fill northern Ontario's employment gap, rural job agency says

Newcomers to Canada have skills that could help fill employment gaps in places like northern Ontario, and now a provincial agency is working to make that happen.

Oliver Pryce, coordinator of the Rural Employment Initiative (REI) at the Newcomer Centre of Peel in southern Ontario, said he has a large database of clients willing to move north for work.
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