Vol 2, Issue 2, February 11, 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, Q4 Data report, How universities can support student professional development by supporting instructors, Flexibility Is The Most Empowering Benefit For Employees: New Poll, Hamilton LRT Community Benefits Survey!, Goodwill Amity’s Annual Hamilton Job Fair Takes Place on the 9th of March from 9 AM-12 PM, YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow, Conference March 24, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Things to Do This Weekend in Hamilton,
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
bgc Hamilton - Halton
is hiring for Program Lead &
Part time Facilitator
if interested please submit a cover letter and resume to brenda.airdrie@bgchh.com
Amazon Hamilton
is hiring for
YWCA Hamilton
4 - Volunteer Positions
Women of Distinction Event Volunteer
Bingo Volunteer
Donation Processing Volunteer
JOIN Mother’s Support Group Volunteer
if interested contact Anjum Chauhan
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: 
Q4 Data Report
Key trends in the Hamilton's Labour Market
  • There was a significant change in the unemployment rate with a decrease in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Office Support Occupations jobs grew the most in quarter 4, growing by 5600 jobs
  • Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport declined the most in total jobs decreasing by 2400 jobs.

WPH Website tour
Explore Hamilton's Largest Job Board with WPH Visit WPH Channel
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.
How universities can support student professional development by supporting instructors
University instructors, be they faculty or contract instructors, are facing unprecedented demands on their time and energy. They have experienced (and are continuing to experience) two academic years of “pivots” and adaptation. Many instructors are dealing with the challenges of uncertain childcare and schooling for their children.
Simply put, instructors are overloaded.
In this context, if universities want instructors to embrace new teaching ideas and approaches, universities need to take the lead to find ways to make this as easy as possible. York University’s Envision YU (EYU) initiative, led by Carolyn Steele seeks to do just that.
Flexibility Is The Most Empowering Benefit For Employees: New Poll
Employers take note. Of all the benefits that companies and organizations can offer to employees, one benefit—the flexibility to work when and how they want—is the most empowering. That’s according to Envoy's latest Return to Workplace Report that was released last week.
According to the report, “63% of employees say flexibility would make them feel more empowered. Nearly half agree that having the freedom to split time between the workplace and home, and the flexibility to choose which days to come in, are just as important as traditional benefits like matching 401(k)s and paid time off.”

Happening in the community!

Hamilton LRT Community Benefits Survey!
Goodwill Amity’s Annual Hamilton Job Fair Takes Place on the 9th of March from 9 AM-12 PM
YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow
Conference March 24, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Calling all BIPOC Youth!
Connect virtually with like-minded peers and BIPOC industry professionals to explore different career paths and build the skills required for your future. 
Things to Do This Weekend in Hamilton

Weekend Events & Activities in and around Hamilton
Weekend events and activities in Hamilton include free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports, and exhibitions

Friday, February 11 – Sunday, February 13, 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.
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for January 2022
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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