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2024 Current Projects

At WPH, our team focuses on four core projects that directly address the priorities identified by the community regarding Hamilton’s local labor market and workforce. Throughout the year, we dedicate our efforts to conducting research and engaging with both the community and employers to advance these projects and meet their objectives.

In addition to our core projects, we collaborate closely with numerous local organizations on supplementary initiatives. These endeavors involve providing labor market data, engaging with employers, and conducting research to complement ongoing community efforts.

If you have a project that could benefit from local labor market insights or if you see an opportunity for WPH to contribute towards achieving your goals, we encourage you to reach out.

Hamilton’s Green Economy

In 2024, we are witnessing a national and significant transition towards a Clean Economy. At WPH, we are actively engaged in researching Hamilton’s Green Economy. Our objective is to uncover insights on the current status of Hamilton’s local Green Economy, providing a comprehensive overview of the region’s Clean Economy landscape. Our goal is to identify both macro and micro-level changes that local businesses are implementing to foster a Greener Hamilton.

Hamilton Youth Workforce

WPH remains dedicated to empowering the youth within our community by offering access to employment opportunities, labor market insights, and local resources in the city. Our commitment extends to keeping youth informed and actively involved in the local workforce. Throughout this year, we will persist in sharing valuable content through @HamiltonYouthWorkforce on Instagram and supporting community-driven initiatives aimed at bolstering the youth workforce in Hamilton.

Hamilton’s Hidden Challenges in Early Childhood Education (ECE)

WPH is engaging with current and past-ECE’s to understand and identify the pain-points of recruiting and retaining ECE’s in the region. Our team is collaborating with the McMaster Research Shop to interview those who are/used to be an ECE to share and discuss their personal experiences within the sector. The research hopes to discover insight into understanding:

· Personal challenges people have faced working as an ECE

· Intersection of challenges in the non-profit, private and educational ECE sectors

· Feedback from employers in the sector regarding workforce challenges from the employers point of view

Hamilton’s Employer One Survey

In partnership with City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division we will hold our 12th year of the Employer One survey to share an updated snapshot of Hamilton’s businesses and employers needs.

Click here to view our previous EmployerOne Reports!

Local Labour Market Plan

The LLMP (Local Labour Market Plan) is an evidence-based report that draws on primary and secondary data to conduct an accurate analysis of Hamilton’s labour market.

For over 25 years we have been the leaders in Local Labour Market information and data dissemination in the Hamilton region.

Workforce Planning Hamilton has created a report to provide an update on the state of the local labour market in 2023 and reflect on local trends and changes.

We will be providing another report later this year to highlight 2024.

Click here to view our past reports!

WPH is dedicated to collaborating with businesses, non-profits, and community organizations in Hamilton who share our commitment to supporting our local economy and workforce. If your work aligns with our projects this year, we invite you to reach out and let’s chat! We continually seek insights from local experts to enrich our efforts.

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