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This presentation provides an overview of the labour market in Hamilton, Ontario. ...

This presentation provides an overview of the labour market in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sheila Block, Director of Economic Analysis
www.wellesleyinstitute.com
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      Sheila Block
      Hamilton
      June 28, 2011
    • Overview
      • Labour market overview
      • 6 Good ideas
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    • Definitions
      • Racialization --acknowledge "race" as a social construct
      In census data it is self-reported includes the following: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Japanese, Korean .
      • Precarious work is characterized by low wages, absence of benefits, part-time hours, irregular shift work, and other flexibility requirements
      Precarious workers more frequently have their legal rights violated
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    • After-tax Low Income By Racialized Group, Hamilton, 2005
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    • Labour Market Overview: Hamilton
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    • Changes in Precarious Work: Hamilton
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    • Changes in Employment by Industry -- Hamilton: 2004-2010
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    • Unemployment Rates, Hamilton 2006
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    • After-tax Low Income By Racialized Group, Hamilton, 2005
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    • Talking About Jobs: Overview And Process
      • We brought together thoughtful leaders, practitioners and scholars to envision, in a pragmatic and practical way, 21st century labour market policies for Ontario.
      • What grew from these discussions were a set of labour market policy proposals aimed at reducing labour market poverty.
      • They will contribute to a healthier and more equitable Ontario.
      • We are meeting with a number of communities in the next few weeks; have launched our website www.talkingjobs.ca; and are planning an event in Toronto in September.
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    • Talking about jobs: Six Good Ideas
       
      1.    Promote local job matchmaking: Take a coordinated approach to local workforce development that brings together the key labour market stakeholders---to meet the real needs in our communities.
      2.    The right job for internationally trained professionals:   Develop and build upon programs for both employers and internationally trained professionals that will allow Ontario’s economy to more fully benefit from their skills and experience.
      3.    Support workplace-based learning:  Provide infrastructure support for workplace–based learning that meets the needs of employers and workers.
      4.    Give Ontarians a new and improved Employment Standards Act (ESA):  Modernize and better enforce the ESA to ensure all workers can access the safety net that sets the minimum standards for Ontarians’ working lives.
      5.    Support Ontario workers’ right to choose a union: Amend and enforce the Labour Relations Act so that it meaningfully supports workers’ right to organize in the twenty-first century economy.
      6.    Ensure better protection for migrant workers: Extend minimum protections
      to all temporary workers
       
       
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    • Next steps
      We are hoping you will continue this conversation in your community.
      Engage with us and look for resources at:
      www.talkingaboutjobs.ca
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    • www.talkingaboutjobs.ca
      www.wellesleyinstitute.com
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