Vol 2, Issue 4, February 25, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Who's Hiring in the Hamilton Region, Black History Month 2022 statement from WPH Executive Director, C2C Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Q4 Data Report, SME report, Employer One Survey 2022 winner, Mcmaster University Student Wellness Centre, Black scientists, community leaders want Black youth 'to see possibility' in STEM, Equip New Workers for Success, Hamilton LRT Survey, YMCA | Youth of Tomorrow Conference March 24, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Goodwill Amity’s Annual Hamilton Job Fair Takes Place on the 9th of March from 9 AM-12 PM, YMCA immigration Services FREE PROGRAM, PATH Employment Services Thursday March 3rd at 12:00 pm
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
The Social Planning and Research Council Hamilton
is hiring a Community Action Program for Children Supervisor 
The City of Hamilton
2022 External Job Opportunities

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
WPH updates
Black History Month - Feb 2022
Canada's theme for Black History Month is 'February and Forever' and celebrating excellence and achievement is just the start of a process that lasts all year. When Michael Assivero wrote his book, 'My Name is My Name and My Name Won't Change', it was as a legacy for his three children
WPH Executive Director Statement:

"Here at Workforce Planning Hamilton, we recognize and celebrate Canadian Black History 365 days in the year."

Throughout the month of February, it is important to remember and honour the legacy that Black Canadians, both present and past, have contributed to our society.

We at WPH encourage and invite you to continue learn more about the important roles that Black Canadians have played in building and shaping a prosperous Canadian economy and society as whole.

Always remember that Black History is Canadian History. ❤️💛💚

Khadija Hamidu
Executive Director of Workforce Planning Hamilton
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Presented in partnership by McMaster University; Workforce Planning Hamilton; Mohawk College; Redeemer University; and Economic Development, City of Hamilton.
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.
SME Report
The level of engagement throughout this project was excellent, both with the manufacturing and construction employers. Every employer who did participate in the questionnaire was extremely interested in speaking about their workforce needs, desires, concerns in detail and at great lengths.

This report summarize these findings
Employer One Survey 2022 Winner
Workforce Planning Hamilton is thrilled to announce TOLAGOS RESTAURANT as the winner of the Employer One Survey for the year 2022!

Congratulations to you and your team!!

WPH appreciates all businesses who took part in the Employer One Survey in partnership with Economic Development, City of Hamilton to address the needs of Hamilton's economic recovery, and wish you all the best!
McMaster University
Student Wellness Centre

We know the situation in Ukraine and global events are upsetting for many members of our community. if you need to talk or are looking for support, please don't hesitate to reach out for help.
-Student Wellness Support at McMaster University

For grad students who are in distress about these current events, the GSA encourages you to use our mental health supports including:

Black scientists, community leaders want Black youth 'to see possibility' in STEM

After Juliet Daniel delivered her first lecture as a professor at McMaster University back in 1999, a few Black students enthusiastically dashed up to speak with her. However, what they said surprised the biologist and cancer researcher. 
"They were excited because they had never in their entire life had a single Black teacher," Daniel, who is based in Hamilton, Ont., recalled. "[They] had grown up in the GTA and they were in second-year university and I was the first Black teacher they had ever had."
Happening in the community!
Equip New Workers for Success
FREE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits* For New Workers/Apprentices
($350 Value)

Available to the first 50 eligible New Entrant Workers who register in the Horticultural Technician 441C Apprenticeship Program by Feb. 28, 2022.
Landscape Ontario is offering FREE PPE Kits to new workers/apprentices who meet the eligibility criteria below. The Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship Program equips workers with knowledge and skills in horticulture and landscaping. This $350-value PPE Kit includes standard PPE (head/eye/ear/hand protection and work boots) and can be customized for workers based on their horticulture job and personal needs. 
Hamilton LRT Survey
This is a brief survey that should take between 5-8 minutes to complete. The information gathered in this survey is confidential. It will be used to help better understand the desires of the Hamilton residents around the Hamilton LRT project. 

All data is collected anonymously, and if you wish to have more information or to contact HCBN about this survey please drop us an email to info@hcbn.ca. 

Your responses will be completely anonymous, and data will be analyzed and reported in an aggregate form. Responses will not be linked directly to individual participants. Results will be published on our social media and website at www.hcbn.ca

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. 
Goodwill Amity’s Annual Hamilton Job Fair Takes Place on the 9th of March from 9 AM-12 PM
YMCA immigration Services

Introduction to workplace training and job opportunities in Child Care settings. Over 90% of participants are offered employment upon completion of the program.

PATH Employment Services
Thursday March 3rd at 12:00 pm
In collaboration with the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce, we are hosting a Community Connector event for Employers/Businesses. The event is part of a Community Connector Series: Employment & Older Adults.

It is an in-person lunch 'n learn session (with the option of virtual attendance for those who prefer it) on the benefits of hiring older workers and will take place on March 3rd at 12pm. Employers from across the Greater Hamilton Area are welcome to attend. Interested employers can register using the link:
 Click here to register  (early registration is encouraged so that we can arrange a catered lunch)
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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