The results are in! Over a thousand Hamilton employers have participated and Workforce Planning Hamilton has provided an update on how employers are faring in early 2023. Survey results from this year’s Employer One indicate that many employers were better off, with 46% reporting a good short-term business outlook and stable growth. Additionally, half of the surveyed employers noted an increase in their business revenue. Despite increases to the federal minimum wage, 63% of employers stated that it did not significantly impact their business, with a noteworthy 58% of employers self-identified as Living Wage employers. The survey also captured the top priorities and concerns of employers in 2023. Results show that there is a strong emphasis on recruitment and retention strategies, as well as the navigation of inflationary pressures on business costs and production. Read the full report below!
What is the Employer One?
The Employer One survey allows local employers to speak on barriers, challenges, and successes faced in their day-to-day business operations. The survey is administered by workforce development boards across Ontario. The survey is intended to identify and alleviate labour market shortages, support local access to training through employer needs and identify local sector-specific priorities and concerns.
JOB SEEKERS: use the Employer One survey results to help you understand Hamilton’s job market through data-driven decision-making, and when looking for a job.
EMPLOYERS: use the Employer One survey results as a resource to better inform your business practices and hiring needs in 2023.
Workforce Planning Hamilton would like to thank the City of Hamilton Economic Development division for their partnership and support in completing this project. With this valued partnership we were able to extend our reach for survey completion and gather valuable feedback from our local economy.
Read our past Employer One Report for 2022 below!
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