Vol. 3, Issue 4, March 29, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: You are invited to WPH's 20th Anniversary Celebration! Find out what has to change for women at work. Check out info on a free webinar on how to understand financial statements.
You are invited to Back to the Future: Workforce Planning in the 21st Century

Workforce Planning Hamilton is celebrating 20 years of leadership in the Hamilton community in the area of workforce development...and we want you to come out to celebrate with us!

Community members, employers, our partners, and funders are invited to attend!

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm. to 5:30 pm.
Where: The Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton, 4th Floor.

Our celebration will feature a keynote address by Creig Lamb, from the Ryerson's Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

As we race towards the future and technological trends reshape Canada's workforce how can we prepare ourselves and the next generation for change?

What are tomorrow's "must-have" job skills? 

Our next speaker, Dave Santi, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology, Mohawk College will discuss how Mohawk is preparing students for the workplace of the future.

Come out for a fun event that will include a video that will take us back to the future, networking and delicious appetizers!

More Canadian women are pursuing their career goals, but face progression challenges 

The report – Time to talk: What has to change for women at work – reveals that women are confident, ambitious and ready for what's next.

But many want more open communication with their employers to talk about career development, expectations, promotion opportunities and advancement challenges. 

While 83% of Canadian women are confident in their ability to fulfill their career aspirations, 35% believe gender, ethnicity, age or sexual preference can be a barrier to career progression in their organisation.

A significant number of women are also concerned about the negative impact that starting a family or using work-life balance and flexibility programs could have on their careers.

Free Charity Village Webinar: How to read and understand financial statements
Topic: How to Read and Understand Financial Statements for your Small to Mid-size Charity or Nonprofit Organization

Date: Thursday, April 5 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)

Audience: This session is perfect for board members and executives who want to build confidence in the financial reporting and analysis of their organizations.

Cost: Free - Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Labour Force Information for Hamilton
Workforce Planning Hamilton | 905-521-5777| [email protected] | www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca