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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (March 16/17)
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What does WPH believe?

Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

You are invited to...Together We Are Better 2.0 

Together We Are Better 2.0 is a workshop for language and employment service providers working with newcomers in Hamilton, which takes place on April 21st from 8:30 am. to 1:30 pm.

Three years ago the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council offered a workshop that provided opportunities for service providers to explore ways to work together to meet newcomer needs. 

With the influx of Syrian newcomers in Hamilton during the past year it is a good time for front line workers from language and employment services to come together for a half day workshop to explore new ways to work together.

The day will include:

  • An interactive panel presenting their experiences resettling Syrian newcomers
  • Displays showcasing community newcomer services
  • Time to work through case studies on solutions to meet newcomer needs
  • And as a bonus: a special presentation from the Canada Revenue Agency on why clients should submit a tax return
  • A light breakfast and lunch

The countries with the happiest employees

From Denmark to Canada, countries around the world differ in what they offer employees. And some countries seem to have it a little better than others.

Scoring a 7.5 out of 10 on the employee  happiness meter, Denmark takes the cake for one of the best countries to work in. On average, people work 37 hours a week and get 100 percent paid sick leave for 30 days out of the year.

A Local Labour Market Check-up: Is part-time work increasing in Hamilton? 

In the past year of so the increase in part-time work has sounded the alarm bells amongst Canada's labour market economists. An increase in part-time work is concerning since many of these workers may want full-time work, but can't find it.

Looking at Hamilton we see that in 2016 the labour market was soft overall. Only a total of 400 jobs were created and this was led entirely by part-time work.

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