Vol. 6, Issue 1, June 6, 2019
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: WPH's Sector Profiles provides up to date labour market information for job seekers and employers; Free Charity Village webinar answers your questions about joining a Board of Directors; Shorter work weeks may help to alleviate climate change.
View WPH's Sector Profiles for timely labour market information
  • Wondering where the jobs are?
  • Where the jobs are likely to be in the future?
  • Which skills are in demand in Hamilton?
  • Which occupations are growing or declining in our community?

The answers to these and many more labour market information questions can be found in a recent project completed by WPH: the Sector Profiles Reference Binder

Information on 11 sectors in Hamilton, ranging from Construction to Finance & Insurance to Other Services is presented. The information will be valuable to job seekers, employment services staff and employers who are interested in viewing a snapshot of their industry.

Each sector has information on:

  • Industry
  • Employment Trends
  • Workforce Characteristics
  • Businesses Information
  • Occupational Information
  • Job Postings

Free Charity Village Webinar: Joining a Board of Directors: What are you getting yourself into? 

Being a board member for the first time means a lot of things: taking on significant responsibility, doing a tremendous service, and committing to learning a lot of new things. 

But what does a board member actually do? What are your roles, responsibilities and duties? How much time should you expect to commit? What expertise do you need to bring to the table? Many people join boards without knowing the answers to these questions, which sometimes makes the reality of board membership a bit surprising. 

This webinar will provide participants with guidance about what boards expect of you, and what you should expect from your board. Covered are the fundamentals about being a director, busting some myths, and helping to get you ready for board membership. 

Free webinar information: 

Topic: Joining a Board of Directors: What are you getting yourself into? 
Date: Thursday, June 20 at 10am PST / 1pm EST (webinar is one hour in length) 
Audience: This webinar will be of interest to anyone who is considering joining a nonprofit or charity board of directors, or those who have newly joined a board. 

Autonomy study shows that much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis

People across Europe will need to work drastically fewer hours to avoid disastrous climate heating unless there is a radical decarbonising of the economy, according to a study.

The research, from thinktank Autonomy, shows workers in the UK would need to move to nine-hour weeks to keep the country on track to avoid more than 2C of heating at current carbon intensity levels. Similar reductions were found to be necessary in Sweden and Germany.

The findings are based on OECD and UN data on greenhouse gas emissions per industry in the three countries. It found that at current carbon levels, all three would require a drastic reduction in working hours as well as urgent measures to decarbonise the economy to prevent climate breakdown.

Labour Force Information, Hamilton, April 2019
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