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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (January 25/18)
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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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Complete the EmployerOne Survey today for your chance to win a free booth at the Connect to Careers Job Fair

business_technologies.jpg Workforce Planning Hamilton has been sharing our annual survey with local employers this month and the response has been great!

To date over 200 employers have completed our short survey, sharing their hiring challenges and plans for the future.

All employers who complete the survey are entered into a draw to win a free booth at the Connect to Careers Job Fair, taking place on February 1, 2018. We'll be drawing the winner of the contest on Friday, January 26th at noon.

What have the survey results told us?
  • 15% of the employers who completed the survey are start ups
  • 43% say that their organization is growing
  • 87% have hired in the last 12 months
  • 42% rank the availability of qualified workers in Hamilton as excellent or good
If you haven't completed the survey, please do so today.

Many thanks to our many partners who have shared the survey with their employer contacts!
Two free webinars from Charity Village

Inspire Your Staff To Reach Their Full Potential
February 8 at 1pm Eastern Time / 10am Pacific Time

Is your team capable of achieving more? Are you doing all you can as a leader to help them contribute fully to your organization? This session will offer leaders new strategies to better inspire their teams. 

How to Give Feedback that Drives Engagement and Performance
February 22 at 1pm Eastern Time / 10am Pacific Time

Are you unclear on how best to provide feedback to your staff that is motivating and encourages engagement? This webinar will give you some simple, fast and practical tools to help you get more comfortable with giving feedback - appreciative and constructive. 

Employers: Apply to Canada Summer Jobs by February 1 to hire students

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides wage subsidies to
employers to create employment for secondary and post-secondary students. Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs
welcomes applications from small businesses, not-for-profit employers, public sector and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777
or email: [email protected]


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca 


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