Vol. 8, Issue 5, August 30, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: WPH starts employer consults for our Labour Market Plan; Manpower survey reports that 2/5th of employers can't fill their positions; WINHamilton.ca provides info on employment, training, and upgrading programs.
Employers: Share your labour market challenges with WPH!
During the month of September Workforce Planning Hamilton will be engaging in conversations with local employers in the areas of: Transportation and Warehousing; Education Services; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Retail Trade.

The information that we learn from employers will aid in creating our 2018 Labour Market Plan and will ultimately influence the projects that we undertake.

During a casual 10 minute phone conversation staff will ask employers about their challenges with recruitment, retention, and training and workforce development.

As an added bonus for employers...

WPH has developed industry sector profiles that list top trends with regards to industry information, employment, workforce characteristics, businesses information, and more. The sector reports will be shared with employers who work with us on the Labour Market Plan.

If you are a local employer and would like to share your experiences please contact Judy Travis at judy.travis@workforceplanninghamilton.ca or by calling: 905-521-5777 ext. 15.
Survey reveals that two-fifths of employers having difficulty filling positions

Forty-one per cent of Canadian employers are having difficulty filling jobs, according to a survey by Manpower.

Skilled trades are the hardest jobs to fill, followed by sales representatives and drivers.

At a time when organizations face a tightening labour market and the lowest unemployment in 40 years, most of the jobs where demand is growing are mid-skilled roles that require post-secondary training, but not always a full university degree, said Manpower.

More than half of companies (56 per cent) are looking at different talent pools for skills, including boomerang retirees or returning parents and part-timers.

Connecting Services and People with WINHamilton.ca
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The Workforce Information Network (WIN) offers information on services that assist job seekers and the community to discover local employment, training, and upgrading programs.

The easy to navigate site is divided into information for service providers and for community members.

It's Hamilton's one-stop-shop for valuable information for the community.

Service providers can sign up to be users on the site and have access to groups, updates and discussions and an events calendar. 

If you are a service provider who is interested in being a member of WINHamilton please email Cyndi Ingle at cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca 
Labour Force Information, Hamilton
July 2018
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