Review Time Once Again!
WINHamilton provides you with the tools to effectively connect people to services in our community.
In an effort to ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date, WINHamilton.ca sends out quarterly reminders to prompt you to review.
This information will be discussed at a labour market planning consultation at the EARN meeting on Thursday, January 26/12. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email your answers to the questions at the end of the document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Workforce Planning Hamilton’s Labour Market Planning Process
• To align education, training and employment programs with local labour market needs and establish local commitment to help implement the plan and guide continued planning efforts.
If you have upcoming events and workshops that would be of interest to job seekers, and those seeking training in the community please post under news & events.
Happy holidays to all!
Youth employment has yet to rebound since 1989 highs. For most of the 1990s, employment opportunities for young people (age 15 to 24) were scarce. The recession at the beginning of the decade had a lasting effect on the youth labour market.
In 1989, youth employment and participation rates were at record highs, but following years of layoffs and weak hiring, labour-market conditions for youth hit a 21-year low in 1997.
Imagine a city where everybody earns enough to participate in their community. Imagine a place where work lifts you out of poverty. Imagine Hamilton as a Living Wage Community.
On December 9th, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (HRPR) will be asking you to dare to dream. They want everybody working above the line.
Join them for the Launch of Living Wage Hamilton.
Here are results from the November 2011 Workforce Check up Survey:
Here are results from the October 2011 Workforce Check up Survey:
More than 6,000 people looking for help to cope with job loss have turned to www.lostmyjob.ca in its first year.
Lostmyjob.ca was launched a year ago by the Hamilton Training Advisory Board and the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie. Soon after, six other workforce planning boards from Niagara to Windsor began supporting the website. Local organizations across the Hamilton region have also stepped up to promote the website to their clients.
“This site helps with the emotional side of losing a job,” states Judy Travis, executive director of the Hamilton Training Advisory Board. “It’s a sign of the times that we have been going through economically and socially in the past few years. So many people are out of work for the first time and really need support dealing with the social and emotional upheaval they and their families are experiencing. It is sad to see so much unemployment but fortunately there is a lot of help out there.”
Here are the latest results from our Workforce Check up Survey:
Attention front-line staff:
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*Listen to 5 brief workshops on key issues that affect newcomers such as:
The Hamilton Healthy Workplaces initiative aimed to give employers the tools and resources to create a healthy workplace, as well as to survey their needs and perceptions.
Other project partners included Trivaris, and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Committee as well as funding partner, the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion.
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The Social Planning and Research Council is searching for a Community Development Worker.
Find out more information on their Website:
September’s Workforce Focus highlights the healthcare industry in Hamilton.
Check it out here:
Are you interested to learn about Hamilton’s labour market context, workforce sector challenges and HTAB’s Action Plan for 2011-2012?
Also included are Industry Profiles for the Healthcare and Supply Chain sectors.
In response to community requests are pleased to announce that WINHamilton is being opened up for access by the general public in early October!
WINHamilton is a project of the Skills Development Flagship.
Are you interested to find out which jobs were lost and gained last month in our local economy? Read our Workforce Check-Up Survey Results for August.
The Hamilton Training Advisory Board is proud to report another strong month for Hamilton’s labour market. Respondents of this month’s survey reported a total of 243 jobs created, both full and part-time, while only 20 jobs were lost, for a net gain of 223 jobs.
The Hamilton Training Advisory Board (HTAB) thanks the 107 employers who participated in the August 2011 Workforce Check-Up.
July’s Workforce Focus (Published: July 14, 2011) contains information on the top occupations in tourism; travel trends; employment generated by tourism, and business growth in transportation (as related to the tourism industry).
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Interested to find out more about the Future of the Green Economy in Hamilton? For a summary report click here:
This brochure is a summary of the larger report, The Future of the Green Economy: Grand Erie, Hamilton and Niagara. The green economy is defined and key sectors are listed. The top 20 occupations in green industries are indicated. A summary of employer survey results is listed. For an indepth look at the green economy we encourage you to review the following:
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Want to find out which jobs were lost and gained last month in our local economy? Read our Workforce Check-Up Survey Results for July.
The Hamilton Training Advisory Board is proud to report another strong month for Hamilton’s labour market. With over 125 employers participating in this month’s Workforce Check-Up we can monitor the sectors and jobs experiencing change in our local workforce.
We’ve set a new participation record!