Vol 4, Issue 1, April 1, 2022
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Local Labour Market Plan Report, WPH is hiring, Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region, April 2022 webinars for career professionals, The power of mentoring to support diversity, equity and inclusion within companies, Path Employment FREE events Happening Throughout the month of April! ABEA - Leaders In Literacy Award Nomination, Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for February 2022
WPH updates
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.
WPH is Hiring:

To apply to this position please submit your resume and cover letter to Khadija Hamidu
Who's Hiring in the Hamilton region
Mulberry Coffeehouse is looking for
Full-Time/Part-Time back of house staff!
- 1-2 years of kitchen experience
- food handler and smart serve certificates
- collaborative, organized, and curious

The Art Gallery of Hamilton
is hiring a Wedding & Event Services Coordinator to join the team!

Apply by April 10.
April 2022 webinars for career professionals

The following webinars, taking place in April and hosted by a variety of organizations, will examine topics including career development and well-being, career mobility and using Instagram to boost student engagement with career services.
Looking for more professional development opportunities? Check out our compilation of Spring 2022 conferences for career and workforce professionals.”

March 30, April 6 and 13

Starting April 4

The power of mentoring to support diversity, equity and inclusion within companies

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) have proven to be a valuable organizational lever in many companies. The benefits are numerous, as explained by a group of experts in Forbes: better financial performance, increased capacity for innovation, a better sense of team belonging, more caring and collaborative teams, increased staff retention, etc.
The labour market is increasingly diverse, with workers of different ages, backgrounds, languages and genders. To support a changing world of work, companies need to build an inclusive culture. Mentoring to support your EDI initiatives A really interesting article published in 2016 by Harvard Business Review showed that mentoring is one of the most beneficial initiatives in an organization. Mentoring is based on a voluntary, free and confidential relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) shares their knowledge and expertise to help develop another person (the mentee) who wants to grow their skills and abilities. For example, there has been a significant improvement in gender equity in the workplace for organizations that have implemented mentoring. It has also been documented that mentoring increases the possibility of advancement of team members from under-represented groups. Research shows an increase in promotions and retention of minorities and women from 15% to 38%.
Why is it important? Mentoring makes it possible to develop meaningful links between people in EDI situations because it is based on an interpersonal relationship, based on respect and discovery of the other.
Happening in the community!
Path Employment FREE events Happening Throughout the month of April!
April 13th & 27th from 1pm - 3pm

April 4th & 29th from 1pm - 3pm

April 4th & 29th from 10am - 12pm

April 11th & 21st from 10am - 12pm

April 13th & 27th from 10am - 12pm

April 11th & 21st from 1pm - 3pm

Please reach out if you have questions about any of our FREE events. If you would like to register for any or all of them, contact us as indicated below.

If you are searching for work and would like any other job support services PATH offers, or maybe you are an employer looking for the perfect candidate... we are here to help!

905-528-6611 or email: reception@pathemployment.com - we also have a live chat on our website: www.pathemployment.com
ABEA - Leaders In Literacy Award Nomination

Awards are presented at the Leaders in Literacy Breakfast in June. Nominations are open until April 15th.
Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for February 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.
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| info@workforceplanninghamilton.ca | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca