Vol 5, Issue 3, May 20 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!
In this week's edition: Review Hamilton's Labour Force information for April 2022, Newcomers Week with HIPC, WPH New Website - Career Library, Hamilton Youth Workforce Interview Series Out Now, The full Local Labour Market Plan report, Who's hiring in the Hamilton region, Happening in the community (College Boreal & Maple Leaf Foods Job Fair, Come Explore West Hamilton & Dundas, Free YMCA Bridge to Work Program, Indigenous Market at Hamilton Public Library) News: "The Key to Retaining Young Workers? Better Onboarding" and "What New Graduates Are Looking for From Employers?"
Labour Force April 2022
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for April 2022

A slight drop in the unemployment rate, employment rate, and participation rate
Newcomers Week with HIPC
Presentation from Khadija Hamidu
WPH's Executive Director: Khadija Hamidu will be doing an Online Webinar Presentation on LMI (Immigration & Newcomers) on Wednesday, May 25 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

WPH New Website - Career Library
Workforce Planning Hamilton is launching a Video Tutorial on how to navigate our New Website!

Each week we will be posting a brief description highlighting one of our new Job Tools (Job Board, Jobs Map, Career Library, and Career Explorer) followed by a Video Tutorial on how to easily navigate these tools.

These tools allow you to search for dozens of employment opportunities, learn important information, filter by category and explore career paths related to your current experience.

Stay tuned next week for the Video Tutorial!
HYW Interview with Arturo Jimenez - Out Now!
Visit our Website or Youtube channel to check out this fantastic interview from Hamilton Youth Workforce with our guest Arturo Jimenez regarding Youth Employment, Job Readiness, Advice & Tips, and much more!

Stay tuned each week for more updates & information, and we look forward to sharing this series with you!

We would love to hear from any Hamilton youth and/or youth organizations to speak about their challenges and successes regarding employment.
The Local Labour Market Plan 2021
Workforce Planning Hamilton has created a report to provide an update on the state of the local labour market in 2021 and reflect on preliminary insights for 2022. Hamilton’s labour market has faced an unprecedented impact in the last two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the pandemic ensued, a complex and changing narrative followed, making it difficult to describe and predict the outcome.

*The report is available in English and French Language.
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
NPAAMB Indigenous Youth Employment & Training is currently seeking a Youth Navigator, Youth Services Officer, Coach/Mentor, and Class Instructor.

Summer Camp Counsellor (14 Positions)

RNR Patient Transfer Services is hiring for a Patient Transfer Attendant
Happening in the community!
Job Fair: Maple Leaf Foods & College Boreal
Come Explore West Hamilton & Dundas!
FREE YMCA Bridge To Work Program
Indigenous Market at Hamilton Public Library
The Key to Retaining Young Workers? Better Onboarding.
It is no news that hiring right now is incredibly difficult. Labor shortages are widespread, young workers are expecting higher starting wages, and after employers hire and train a new employee, the risk that they will jump ship for a better paying job is rising fast. The cost of turnover is high, but it has always been higher than many employers realize and it’s probably bad for your firm’s bottom line.

How can employers do a better job hiring and keeping young workers? To find out we talked with workforce development professionals — people who help employers find workers and young adults find employers. We asked them what employers should do to promote good hires, ones that last. These professionals see and appreciate both sides of the hiring process and were able to tell us what works and what fails in the hiring process for young workers. Our research focused on young workers filling the core production tasks in many types of jobs, including factories, health care, and administrative service firms. For all types of jobs our focus was on what employers can do to find and keep new entry-level employees.

To attract and keep their core production people, many firms are raising wages, some are switching to full-time benefited positions, and some are even offering signing bonuses. These are essential, but what we learned is that what is more important to get young workers to stick around are the social aspects of hiring, especially those having to do with developing mutual respect and trust. These are particular challenges for workers of color, who often expect to encounter discrimination.

What New Graduates Are Looking for From Employers
It's graduation season, and a new pool of talent is entering the market. Though these new candidates may be pickier about what they're looking for and what's going to make them want to stay at a job. 

Even before the labor market was turned on its head by Covid, hiring Gen-Z candidates had its challenges. But in a pandemic bounce-back year with a tight labor market, it's imperative for employers with aggressive hiring needs to figure out how to attract and retain these new candidates.

Employers plan to hire 26 percent more new graduates from the class of 2022 than they did from the class of 2021, according to a November jobs report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a nonprofit professional association for college career services. The survey took place from August 18, 2021, through October 1, 2021, including data from 157 employers of new graduates.

Additionally, that hiring will likely take time, which means if you haven't already stepped up, you should start soon. It now takes an average of four weeks to fill entry-level positions, a 57 percent increase since before the pandemic, according to an April 4 survey of recent graduates and employers from jobs site Monster. The survey was conducted in two intervals including during March 2021 and March 2022.

Here are the biggest takeaways from the Monster survey regarding what recent grads are looking for most:

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