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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (February 8/18)
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December 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.3% 

Participation Rate: 66.8% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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Labour Market Snapshot: 2017 in Review

business-handshake-banner2.jpg Workforce Planning Hamilton's Labour Market Snapshot, 2017 in Review provides timely information about what is taking place in Hamilton's labour market including occupations with the most job postings; occupations that are growing; occupations that are declining; industries with the highest employment; industries that find recruitment challenging, and much, much more!

Here are 3 things to know about the labour market in 2017
  • There were around 32,000 jobs gained from 2016 to 2017, mostly in sales and service
  • The job with the most online job postings was transport truck drivers
  • The unemployment rate remained consistently low in the last two quarters
Congratulations to our Employer One Survey winners: Kelsey's!

Kelsey's was the winner of a free booth at the Connect to Careers Job Fair on February 1/18. 

Kevin and Mark from Kelsey's
(L to R) Kevin Proctor and Mark Newby of Kelsey's
Thanks to all the employers who completed the Employer One Survey this year and to our many partners. 

With their help we had 280 employers complete the survey, which is an impressive increase over last year's results.

Look for a report on the results of the survey in mid-March.
Not-for-profit employers can apply for the 2018 Summer Experience Program

The Summer Experience Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities,  to create career-related summer employment opportunities for students.

SEP positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ministry of the Status of Women and Ministry of Seniors Affairs, including citizenship, voluntarism, seniors, women, tourism, culture, sport and recreation. 

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Summer Experience Program is Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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