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Connecting Services, Connecting People: WINHamilton.ca is open for business

December 21, 2011
Posted in: News

HAMILTON (Tuesday, December 20, 2011) – WINhamilton.ca is now open to everyone in the Hamilton community who is looking for information on local employment, training and upgrading programs. 

Developed by The Skills Development Flagship (SDF), and maintained and updated by Workforce Planning Hamilton, WINhamilton.ca connects job seekers and community members with local programs designed to help them to reach their employment goals.  Previously, the site was only available to staff of the 38 different service providers & programs listed, to connect their clients with appropriate programs.  The site was recently upgraded to be accessible to everyone in the Hamilton community.

"We are pleased to announce that WINHamilton.ca has been upgraded to allow both service providers and their clients to easily access the site to find local program information," states Judy Travis, Executive Director, Workforce Planning Hamilton/SDF Co-chair.  "The site is divided into employment services, and training and upgrading.  When viewing services people will find a list of local programs, complete with maps, and contact information.”

One of the unique features of WINHamilton.ca is that the services are cross-referenced by categories such as the types of services they provide, eligibility criteria, and specialization (such as services for youth, women, and/or immigrants/newcomers).

Kerry Lubrick, Director, Employment and Income Support Division, City of Hamilton, Community Services Department adds, “WINHamilton.ca will be a valuable resource for job seekers looking for local employment services.”

Visitors are encouraged to visit the site often since it offers news updates as well as useful information on local initiatives such as the Living Wage Campaign, and other support services such as www.lostmyjob.ca

About the Skills Development Flagship (SDF)
SDF is a community table that looks at the skill requirements of Hamilton’s workforce, with a special focus on marginalized individuals.

About Workforce Planning Hamilton
Workforce Planning Hamilton is one of 25 non-profit organizations in Ontario that play a leadership role in labour force planning.  For more information, please visit www.workforceplanninghamilton.ca


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