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2012 Labour Market Plan and survey!



May 02, 2012

Good morning,

Workforce Planning Hamilton is pleased to release our 2012 Labour Market Plan. This plan reviews labour market activity in 2011 and presents an action plan for 2012-13 to address priority issues.

At this time WPH would like to thank all of our partners from the past year for your support of our projects and partnerships. We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you and your organization to assist us in implementing this year’s plan. If you have an interest, please contact me at the coordinates below.


YWCA Hamilton’s Bridging to Employment April Workshops



April 18, 2012

To register for workshops, please contact:


WPH JOB POSTING: PROJECTS AND DATA ANALYSIS COORDINATOR



April 13, 2012

(Please do not post this position on your agency’s job boards. Refer any qualified candidates to WPH.)

CONTRACT POSITION FOR 26 WEEKS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION

Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) seeks a Projects and Data Analysis Coordinator to manage special projects; analyze Statistics Canada, survey and other data; organize project-related events and support the day-to-day activities of the organization. WPH is a community-based organization that supports labour market planning and development in the community. We work in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including the business, labour and other community partners to identify challenges and solutions to priority workforce development issues in Hamilton.


OPEN HOUSE - Chef Training Program at St. Charles



April 10, 2012

Chef Training Program at St. Charles


Goodwill Networking Club Newsletter



April 03, 2012

Thank you to the 12 job seekers, who came out to the March 26th Networking Club. Here’s a recap of the session: Our Job Developers explained their role at Goodwill. Volunteering was discussed as a way of gaining access into a workplace or filling in gaps in your resume. A video titled “Get A Job” was watched. Speaking skills, “elevator speeches”, marketing yourself were other topics explored as well.

Please join us next week, on Monday, April 2nd at 9:30am for an opportunity to network among fellow job seekers and meet our Job Developers Chris Wade and Sharon Bene.


YWCA Hamilton's Employment Resource Centre April Workshops



March 30, 2012

To sign up for our workshops please contact Lauren at 905-522-9922 ext. 399 or email lvandenberg@ywcahamilton.org. We are located in room 109 at 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton


PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION



March 22, 2012

Spring is here with everything new & fresh! Time to freshen-up your information TODAY!

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.


You're invited to the launch of the report for Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurship - Wise5



March 07, 2012

Please join us for the launch of the WISE5 project report on Tuesday, March 20th from 2:30 pm.- 4:30 pm. at the Small Business Enterprise Centre, City Hall, 71 Main Street West. Hamilton.

Wise5 is a research project focusing on five communities in southwestern Ontario: Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Niagara, and Windsor.

This event may be of special interest to ESL instructors, employment counselors and ESL students.


Upcoming Workshops for April 2012



February 23, 2012

April 10/12 & April 19/12 – Kick Start Your Job Search 9:30-3:30pm(Bring your lunch)

Everything you wanted to know about getting a job but were too afraid to ask!!! Including information on employer expectations and apprenticeships.

April 26/12- Interactive Interviews 9-1pm


OACDP Hamilton March Meeting On Apprenticeships



February 22, 2012

DATE: TUESDAY MARCH 6, 2012

ONTARIO ALLIANCE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS

Continued education….Continued success!


YWCA Hamilton's Employment Resource Centre February & March Workshops



February 16, 2012

To sign up for our workshops please contact Lauren at 905-522-9922 ext. 399 or email lvandenberg@ywcahamilton.org. We are located in room 109 at 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.


Newcomer Serving Partner - Important Survey



February 08, 2012

Dear Newcomer Serving Partner,

Thank you for attending the Strengthening Newcomer Services marketplace event on October 21st, 2011, at the Scottish Rite. We were delighted to see so many front line workers networking and connecting with each other.

We have been conducting focus groups with several communities of immigrants and newcomers to better understand the information, service, and access needs of those communities. Findings from these focus groups will be included as part of our final report in May, 2012.


Networking Club Newsletter



February 06, 2012

Thanks for another great week at Networking Club. This week we discussed Entrepurnirial Skills, Informational Interviews, Follow ups and Creating Contacts.

Keeping Your New Job:

Keep up on the latest…………….


Upcoming Workshops at Goodwill - 1050 Upper Gage Ave Hamilton



January 31, 2012

Everything you wanted to know about getting a job but were too afraid to ask!!! Including information on employer expectations and apprenticeships.

Exploring a new Career?

Everything you wanted to know about getting a job but were too afraid to ask!!! Including information on employer expectations and apprenticeships.


Website Updates for Winter 2012



January 24, 2012

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.


Workforce Planning Hamiton's Labour Market Planning Process



January 24, 2012

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 cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca. 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.


Service Providers: post your upcoming events here!



December 20, 2011

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!


Workforce Focus, November 2011 - Youth



December 12, 2011

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.

Click here to read the complete Workforce Focus


Making Hamilton a Living Wage Community Launch, Dec. 9/11



November 24, 2011

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.


Workforce Checkup Survey Results for November 2011



November 23, 2011

Here are results from the November 2011 Workforce Check up Survey:

click here



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