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2019

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Hamilton's Job Satisfaction Survey

Published: December 7, 2020

 Over the years, WPH have heard from Hamilton employers about struggles to find qualified workers. In 2019, WPH designed the Hamilton Job Satisfaction Survey to better understand what keeps workers at their jobs.

 

Our annual EmployerOne survey reports the same information each year. It is obvious for businesses: when you find a worker that fits with your business, you want to keep them, keep them happy and keep them engaged.

Over the last couple of years, WPH has been hearing that retention is an increasing issue especially for certain roles. Our EmployerOne survey (January 2019) showed that the number of employers experiencing “quits” had increased year over year from 71% in 2018 to 79% in 2019. This is substantiated in our conversations with employers: Many workers are leaving their roles for other jobs.

 

The Hamilton Job Satisfaction Surveys asked employees from many businesses representing a range of sectors what they valued about their job and what would make them want to leave. We also included current jobseekers that were unemployed for less than a year. The Job Satisfaction Survey was open from early July to the end of September 2019. We had 380 usable responses in that time. Access the full report here. 

Long-term Unemployed

Published: December 7, 2020

 At the onset of this project in 2019, there was an emphasis on the long-term unemployed because the economy was seeing robust growth and it was an excellent opportunity to create a community-wide strategy to help marginalized people out of work. Creating community connections in Hamilton and an action strategy with a platform to lift the long-term unemployed was a key priority for the Hamilton community. Skills shortages were one of the top issues in the community and mobilizing our entire workforce was an imperative to meet the demand for workers as the shortages continued to grow. In March 2020, all of this data changed as the COVID-19 pandemic ravished our local economy and workforce and further emphasised the importance of focusing on unemployed people in our community.

It is important to keep in mind the group of long-term unemployed prior to the pandemic have a different set of needs than the new list of growing long-term unemployed. These are multi-barriered individuals that need community resources to help them attach to the labour market. Originally this project was also going to be closely linked with Ontario Works clients as the vast majority of their clients are long-term unemployed. This link is still very important and will need to be re-established. This report will focus on this group.

Long-term unemployment was a concern before the COVID-19 Pandemic but during the last few months has become an even bigger issue for the community. The number of people who have been unemployed for six months or longer has drastically increased and many entry-level jobs have been lost.

This report analyses the data from the survey and a literature review of best practices of other projects that worked on supporting the long-term unemployed and in turn, local recommendations to support long-term unemployed

Read the full report here.

Labour Market Snapshot, 2019, Quarter 4

Published: February 4, 2020

The Labour Market Snapshot for quarter 4 in Hamilton reports that unemployment rates continues to remain low and the healthcare industry had the largest increase by total employment. Large investments in Hamilton are producing jobs through new and expanding businesses. 

 

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Service Sector Trades, Chefs and Cooks

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Service Sector Trades, Horticulture Technician

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Service Sector Trades, Early Childhood Education

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Industrial Trades

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Service Sector Trades, Social and Community Service Workers

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Motive Power

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

 
Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.

In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton: Construction

Published: December 2, 2019

WPH created eight booklets as part of the In-Demand Skilled Trades Hamilton Project in September 2019.

 
Each booklet includes data on the trades involved in the sector, key indicators, and prevalent industries.