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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (February 11/16)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Igniting the Spark: How to engage and motivate youth, March 10, 2016

Youth unemployment in Hamilton is double that of the rest of the job seeking public yet...youth are not using the many free employment services operated by Employment Ontario.

A recent WPH project - in partnership with the Neighbourhood Action Strategy - worked with youth to explore why this disconnect is happening.  Suggestions have been developed to provide tips to employment services on how to be youth friendly.

Research results will be presented at Igniting the Spark: How to Engage and Motivate Youth, on March 10, 2016.   The event will be held at the Waterfront Centre from 8:30 am. - 11:00 am. and will feature:

Dr. Karyn Gordon, a leading expert in generational differences who will provide tips on how to connect, communicate, understand, and motivate youth.

An overview of WPH's recent research on how to create youth friendly services.

Panel of youth sharing their experiences at local employment services, and providing recommendations.  A full breakfast will be served and the cost for the event is $20 each.

Welcoming new Canadians: Hamilton is ready!

As WPH Executive Director and Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) Chair Judy Travis explains in a recent article in the Hamilton Spectator, newcomers add skills to the Hamilton labour force, boost the economy, and enhance the city's arts and cultural life. 

HIPC represents over 50 organizations and 85 members who help to co-ordinate and enhance the delivery of services to newcomers.

Employers: Time to register for Connect to Careers!

Employers! Hamilton's largest job fair is a few weeks away.
Have you registered?

Date: March 8, 2016
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Who: Thousands of qualified students, alumni and community job seekers.

For more information or to register, please visit 
Hope to see you at Connect to Careers 2016!

Connect to Careers is a collaborative partnership between McMaster University, Mohawk College, Redeemer University College, Workforce Planning Hamilton and Hamilton Economic Development.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905.521.5777
or email: [email protected]


Visit our site: www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca