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Employer One Survey

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.

Hamilton Businesses: Join the conversation today! Your opinion matters.

Workforce Planning Hamilton in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Team is seeking #Hamilton employers’ feedback to improve our community through the Employer One Survey.

Register your business today to receive the 2023 Employer One survey directly to your inbox.

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.

Local Labour Market Plan Consultation

Calling all Hamilton employers & stakeholders! DO YOU WANT CHANGE? Share your thoughts with us on the current state of Hamilton’s Economy! Change starts with YOU.

As the backbone of Hamilton’s economy, we want to hear from you! What challenges has your business or organization faced in 2023 and what can WE do to help address these concerns?

Join Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) on November 21st, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Hamilton Public Library for our annual Local Labour Market Plan Consultations. Each year, WPH provides an update on the local labour market through our Local labour Market Plan (LLMP). To better aid our intelligence of Hamilton’s labour market, we consult with employers, service providers, and community stakeholders to get a picture on the current labour landscape. Got something on your mind? Join our 2-hour event and let us know what’s been bothering you!

Hamilton Youth Workforce

Workforce Planning Hamilton resumes our efforts on youth advocacy regarding employment opportunities, virtual networking engagements,  and  an  overall  emphasis  on  mental  health  awareness. Our community-wide strategy addresses the high unemployment rate of youth and develop a strategic  plan  on  how  to  better  support  youth mental health. WPHs community page; Hamilton Youth Workforce continues to develop our steering committee of youth-based agencies and employment supports, as well as welcome youth leaders to provide their input and suggestions from their personal experience and provide youth with a better grasp of what Hamilton’s labour market reveals to support with employment decisions. WPH recently hosted a virtual round table featuring local agencies and community partners to cover a range of topics centered around youth including employment, mental health, diversity, community programs and more.

Click here to view our video series!

Apprenticeship Toolkit

This year WPH created a streamlined toolkit to support students looking into apprenticeships. We provide a valuable resource to new young apprentices by gathering all the information needed to get started with an apprenticeship in a streamlined guide. We worked closely with the Mohawk Community Apprenticeship Hub, other Apprenticeship Groups, and agencies to gather information helpful to individuals interested in beginning the employment pathway of skilled trade apprenticeships. The apprenticeship toolkit provides local LMI to future apprentices in order to provide a general context of what employers are requesting and looking for in an apprentice. The toolkit will increase the understanding on the process of becoming an apprentice, as well as the benefits of starting the journey in skilled trades. We have created a series of information amended to focus on the skilled trades, and other materials from our partners that will are available both digitally and in hard copy through mail. WPH connects with potential students and community members who otherwise may not be aware of local supports, and bridge that gap to connect them with more information about the process of beginning apprenticeship programs, government supports, and hiring supports to flourish in these challenging times.

View the full report here!

Free Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Training for small to medium sized enterprises

The first EDI training was a success! Although the event is now over, keep an eye out for future EDI training opportunities!

Are you a Hamilton-based business or organization?
Do you have less than 50 employees?
Are you looking to build an EDI Strategy?

  • Join the conversation with other local organizations
  • Develop an EDI Toolkit through interactive training
  • Enjoy a free breakfast!
  • Open to all industries & sectors.
  • Limited space available

*Please limit registrations to 1-2 members per organization

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