Vol 3, Issue 2, March 11, 2021
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: Apprenticeship Spotlight!; Hamilton's Labour Market Update; The future of work after COVID-19; More than 200,000 women out of work in Canada; Hamilton LMI Dec 2020
Skilled Trades Employer Apprenticeship Toolkit
Launching Soon!

WPH developed a partnership with the Mohawk College Apprenticeship Community Hub to create a bespoke digital Toolkit for Skilled Trade Employers aimed at supporting employers during the hiring crisis in our community by providing easily accessible online information.

We held a forum with over 30 local skilled trades employers to present the draft of our Employer Apprenticeship Toolkit and gather invaluable feedback from an employers point of view. We have taken on all the suggested feedback and applying the edits and finishing touches to the toolkit. Stay tuned! We can't wait to launch this amazing tool in the coming days!

The Future of Work After COVID-19
The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.

This report is the first of three MGI (McKinsey Global Institue) reports that examine aspects of the post pandemic economy—the future of work, consumer behavior, and the potential for a broad recovery led by enhanced productivity and innovation. The COVID‑19 pandemic disrupted labor markets globally during 2020. The short-term consequences were sudden and often severe: Millions of people were furloughed or lost jobs, and others rapidly adjusted to working from home as offices closed. Many of those workers were deemed essential and continued to work in hospitals and grocery stores, on garbage trucks and in warehouses, yet under new protocols to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

200,000+ Canadian Women Now Out of Work
A recently released report from RBC argues that the longer women remain unemployed, the harder it will be for them to re-enter the labour force.

It’s no secret the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, especially racialized, low-income or recent immigrant women; women lost twice as many jobs or hours as men during and after the March lockdowns, and have recovered those jobs or hours much more slowly. In July, women’s participation in the labour force reached its lowest level in 30 years.

Hamilton's Local Labour Market Plan 2020
Workforce Planning Hamilton takes great pride in releasing our latest Labour Market Plan. The LMP is the result of Workforce Planning Hamilton’s evidence-based planning process that documents
Hamilton’s current labour market conditions and creates a plan that captures key labour market issues and priorities.

Our Local Labour Market Report looks at the labour market in 2020 and reveals the top trends. This includes tracking news stories in the local media and reviewing any reports that we have developed or other research conducted by community partners. We also review the latest statistics available through Statistics Canada and review this information and how it aligns with and enhances local intelligence gathered through our own employer networks. Finally, we check in with local employment service providers to understand how these conditions are impacting the clients that they serve and how those clients are faring in the local economy.

This year eight indicators are also added in the appendix that tracks the labour market in the medium term. Many of the indicators are also incorporated into the report.

Hamilton Labour Force Information:
December 2020

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and the Flamborough and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce, are closely monitoring and assessing new developments pertaining to COVID-19, as well as its impacts on Hamilton business.

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