Vol 1, Issue 4 January 28, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region, Workforce planning Hamilton updates, Connect to Careers Virtual Job Fair is the best way to recruit new talent C2C 2022, These are the most in-demand and highest-paying jobs in Canada for 2022, Career Transition: From Corporate Recruiter to Independent Career Practitioner, have sought mental-health treatment during COVID-19: survey, Investing in humanities, social sciences is key to post-pandemic recovery & happening events.
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
Merq Machining
is hiring for an office administrative assistant if interested please apply here
The City of Hamilton
is hiring for Licensing Compliance Officer - Mobile
if interested please apply here
is hiring for a Business Process Support Analyst if interested please apply here
Workforce Planning Hamilton Updates
#HamOnt Employers: We Need to Hear From YOU!
Workforce Planning Hamilton has partnered with The City of Hamilton to roll out this year’s Business Impact Survey focusing on “Addressing the Needs of Hamilton’s Economic Recovery” 
Fill out the survey now: 
SME 2020 report
Workforce Planning Hamilton reached out to approximately 100 manufacturing and construction employers over the phone and email taken from a contact list supplied by the 2021’s Business Impact Employer One Survey Read the full report
WPH - C2C Community Service Booth
Workforce Planning Hamilton will have a community service booth where you can register your organization with us at no cost.
Please e-mail: nourhan.wassim@workforceplanninghamilton.ca to learn more and register your organization before Feb 14, 2022.
Are You an Employer Looking to Hire?
Register for Connect to Careers Fair Today!
March 2, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
We know it’s hard to replace the experience of connecting with candidates face to face at an in-person job fair. What if we told you we can offer the next best thing?

Connect to Careers Virtual Job Fair is the best way to find and recruit new talent in an online environment. With interactive features like customizable virtual booths and real-time, one-on-one chats, Connect to Careers is all about fostering professional connections in a personal setting.

Register by February 14, 2022, to ensure you have enough time to customize your booth to its full potential.

Presented in partnership by McMaster University; Mohawk College; Redeemer University; Workforce Planning Hamilton; and Economic Development, City of Hamilton.
Workplace & Research
These are the most in-demand and highest paying jobs in Canada for 2022
Career Transition: From Corporate Recruiter to Independent Career Practitioner

The pandemic has forced many businesses to rethink their strategies. Whether it be moving to remote work, getting creative to handle supply chain issues or finding new ways to reach customers, innovation and adaptability are key for 2022.
“Adaptability, efficiency and responsiveness are the key themes that will permeate throughout 2022 and will be important for organizations to adopt if they want to stand out from their competitors and retain their competing edge,” Patrick Poulin, Group President at Randstad Canada, said in a press release.

There are many reasons why people transition from employee to entrepreneur or from one career to another. For me, it was a lifelong existential question; which role was meant for me? Which one would give me satisfaction and make me feel fulfilled? Pursuing a business degree was a decision my family made for me; there was no formal career exploration or assessment done at the time. In fact, the concept did not even exist! Questions about my likes and dislikes, my values, and what I was good at were never asked. Eventually, I made a major career transition, moving from corporate recruitment to independent career practitioner. This is my story.
Youth & Students
have sought mental-health treatment during COVID-19: survey

A new poll has found that a third of young Canadians have sought treatment for mental health issues during the pandemic.
The latest poll from Nanos Research, commissioned by CTV News, found that 33.3 per cent of respondents aged 18 to 34 sought help for their mental health during the pandemic, through either counselling or treatment. This is compared to 19.5 per cent of respondents aged 35 to 54 and 5.9 per cent of respondents aged 55 and older.
In total, 18 per cent of Canadians sought professional help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investing in humanities, social sciences is key to post-pandemic recovery
The pandemic may have shone the spotlight on all things science, but it will take more than scientific discoveries to ensure Canada emerges stronger post-COVID-19. In our rapidly changing world, government policymakers will need to recognize the important insights gained through humanities and social sciences research to drive COVID-19 recovery and secure a better future for Canadians.
Beyond the health crisis, the pandemic brought to the forefront a complex range of socio-economic issues – from racism and inequality to the rise of populism, poverty, and human migration – and Canada must have the right skills and knowledge to successfully address them. The critical role the humanities and social sciences play in this process must not be underestimated.

Branding Yourself for Job Search January 30th from 1-3 pm

To register for the virtual event.
905-528-6611 or email reception@pathemployment.com

The presenters are Orvile Burke, GBMSM Engagement Coordinator with Black CAP; Believe Dhliwayo and Savoy Williams.
The event will be hosted on February 23rd  2-4 pm on Zoom.
Folks can register to receive coordinates by emailing accho@aidsnetwork.ca

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for December 2021
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is a one-stop online resource centre and phone line dedicated to supporting Hamilton businesses with their COVID-19 business questions and concerns.
Hamilton businesses can call the COVID Concierge at 905-521-3989 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm) or Contact Us online. Learn more at hamiltoncovidconcierge.ca
The Hamilton COVID Concierge for Business is brought to you by the Hamilton COVID Concierge Team, comprised of the City of Hamilton and the three local Chambers of Commerce.
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