Vol. 2 Issue 1, February 6, 2020
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Hamilton's Labour Market Snapshot Q4, 2019; Webinar for hiring International Workers; Most in-demand hard and soft skills or 2020; Hamilton Labour Force Information
Hamilton Labour Market Snapshot Quarter 4, 2019
Hamilton's unemployment rate continued to remain low in quarter 4. There were a total of 5,684 online job vacancies from October to December 2019.
Did you know?

  • Registered nurses & psychiatric nurses had the most online job postings in Hamilton for Q4
  • Communication was the top in-demand skill
  • The health care industry had the largest increase by total employment

Webinar: Information for Employers on Hiring International Workers
Global Hamilton has partnered with the law firm of Long Mangalji LLP to present a webinar to educate employers on hiring international workers and students.

The webinar will explore topics including:
  • Immigration requirements to legally work in Canada
  • Your obligation as an employer
  • Strategies to obtain work permits, pathways to permanent residency
  • Local resources to hire new comers. 

Date: Thursday February 20, 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Blockchain, Cloud Computing Most In-demand Hard Skills For 2020

While hard skills are usually very specific to a person’s role in their company, the top soft skills are needed to be successful in nearly any role.
Creativity, topped the list of the five most in-demand soft skills for the year, followed by persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence.

Labour Force Information
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