Vol 9, Issue 2, September 9 2022

Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your Weekly Updates & News From WPH!

In this Week's Edition: Hamilton's Labour Force Information August 2022, WPH Welcomes Back: Michelle, WPH Reaches New Milestone, WPH Executive Director: Khadija Hamidu on Global News, You Are INVITED: EmployerOne Results Presentation, Who's Hiring in Hamilton, Happening in the Community: (Join Team WPH: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes, Goodwill Career Centre: Virtual Job Fair, YWCA: Virtual Hiring Event, Ukrainian Settlement Counseling Services, Path Employment: Restaurant Training Open House, and Senior Of The Year Awards, Hamilton's Supercrawl This Weekend) News: "The Most Googled Interview Questions of 2022" and "3 Reports That Caught Our Eye"

Labour Force August 2022

Review Hamilton's Labour Force Information for August 2022

WPH Welcomes Back: Michelle!

Welcome Back Michelle!

The WPH Team would like to welcome back Michelle Butcher; our Administrative Coordinator who had been off on maternity leave. We are thrilled to have you back!

WPH Reaches New Milestone!

Thank you everyone for helping us reach a milestone of 500 Followers on Instagram.

We will continue to dedicate ourselves to being leaders in local workforce development, providing evidence-based analysis, and transforming local market information into workforce planning solutions that contribute to a prosperous and diverse Hamilton community!

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WPH Executive Director: Khadija Hamidu on Global News

Check out this great Global News Article & Radio Show with Hamilton Today about Labour Market Data, Employee Retention, and Hamilton's Unemployment Rate featuring WPH's Executive Director: Khadija Hamidu!

Click here for more information!

You are INVITED to the

EmployerOne Results Presentation!

You are invited to join the EmployerOne 2022 Results presentation on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00 AM


Workforce Planning Hamilton has delivered the EmployerOne Survey in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development team to develop and distribute this Business Impact Survey. This survey focused on the impact businesses have endured across all industries and how local employers were fairing in the January 2022 labour market. This year 1085 employers completed the EmployerOne survey.


Register at: bit.ly/EmployerOne2022

Who's Hiring In Hamilton?

Mission Services Hamilton is currently seeking a Cook

Click here to apply!

Good Shepherd Centres is hiring a Driver/Warehouse Worker

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Eva Rothwell Centre is currently seeking After School Program Staff

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Happening In The Community!

Join Team WPH: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

Workforce Planning Hamilton is participating to help raise money to end gender-based violence & raise awareness towards the issue.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes raises funds and awareness to end gender-based violence. YWCA Hamilton relies on funds raised by Walk a Mile in Their Shoes to provide support, advocacy & services to women, girls and gender-diverse people experiencing violence. From safety, shelter, and transitional living, to peer-check ins, counseling and safety planning. YWCA provides life-changing and life-saving supports to survivors. This year's event is on September 14th, 2022.


To learn more about this year's event and join WPH, click here!

Goodwill Career Centre: Virtual Job Fair

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YWCA: Virtual Hiring Event

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YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework.


At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. 


We offer our employees: 

▪ On-the-job training and professional development opportunities 

▪ Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts 

▪ Opportunities to get involved in our community 

▪ A competitive total rewards package If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!


What: YWCA Hamilton Job Fair Meeting

When: Sep 9, 2022.   At:  03:00 PM

Where: Virtual Via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 822 9926 5293

Passcode: 623476

Ukrainian Settlement Counseling Services

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This session is designed exclusively for Ukrainians who identify as women, 2SLGBTQ, or non-binary to learn about Join-Settlement Counseling, what services are available, and how to access settlement counselling in order to be supported.


Following topics will be discussed in this session:

•                 YWCA Hamilton and its program & services

•                 Join- immigration & settlement program and services provided by Join

•                 Settlement Counseling: what services are provided, additional supports, and how to reach out to settlement counsellors

•                 Financial support through Ontario Works: eligibility, and how to apply.


Date: Friday, September 16th, 2022

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Zoom platform


Interpretation will be available from English to Ukrainian and vice versa.


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 905 055 9999

Passcode: YWCA1234

Path Employment: Restaurant Training Open House

PATH Employment Services is hosting an Open House this Thursday September 15th!

Between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, come to 31 King St. East (across from Gore Park Fountain) to learn about our Five Stars Restaurant Training & Empowerment Program.

We will have staff available to answer questions, provide program information, AND you can enjoy refreshments catered by some of our local restaurant partners!!

No need to register, just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM!!

Senior Of The Year Awards

Hamilton's Supercrawl This Weekend!

End summer with a bang at Hamilton's legendary Supercrawl music and arts festival. Expect the unexpected as you wander the downtown core - a perfect introduction to Hamilton's buzz-worthy arts scene.

  • Every September, the free arts festival shuts down James Street North to traffic for three dazzling days of live music, art installations, theatre, dance, fashion, food and fun.
  • Live music stages feature local, national and international acts throughout the weekend.
  • This year's musical lineup includes: Tim Baker, The Dirty Nil, Charlotte Day Wilson, Lido Pimienta, Hamilton All-Stars, Sarah Harmer, and many more live performances. 
  • Supercrawl serves up a feast of food options, with around 50 food trucks, a beer garden, alongside all the cafes, bars, and restaurants that line the street.
  • The 2019 festival attracted over 250,000 people and spanned 18 city blocks.

Click here for more information!


The Most Googled Interview Questions in 2022

With the World Economic Forum recently reporting that The Great Resignation is probably far from over, many are reconsidering their employment options and seeking out new avenues to pursue. This has led to a steady 22% rise in searches for interview questions over the last twelve months.

Pairing new data with expert insight, Frank Recruitment Group has created a list of the most googled interview questions alongside suggestions on how to answer them. They’ve also collated some new questions that they predict will become increasingly common as a result of the pandemic.

Tell Me About Yourself

This question can be overwhelming because it’s difficult to know where to start and how much depth to go into. Try to give an overview of where you’re at in your life and career currently but emphasize the qualitative over the factual. Talk about your career interests and passions, what motivates you, what you care about.

Read more here!

3 Reports That Caught Our Eye (Week of Sept. 4, 2022)

Remote Opportunities for Adult Learners: Analyzing Ontario College Application Data During COVID-19 (HEQCO)

New data suggests adult learners are accessing post-secondary education at a higher rate by capitalizing on a combination of more leisure time and the flexibility of online learning. The report connects with other HEQCO research showing the need for a lifelong learning system that would allow people to receive additional training and support when navigating labour market disruptions.

Course Correction: How international students can help solve Canada’s labour crisis (RBC)

International students are considered ideal candidates for permanent residency to replace an aging workforce. However, as the global war for talent escalates, Canada needs to sharpen its policies to maintain its edge.

Read more here!

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