Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges

Hamilton’s Employer One survey has uncovered the needs and challenges employers face pertaining to the labour market and workforce for 11 years and counting. In 2024, almost half of the employers we surveyed noted a good short-term business outlook, with increases in revenue.

However, the survey also identified some key challenges to employers. In particular, employers’ highlighted their difficulties in hiring new employees, with rising costs of business inputs weighing down on various sectors across the City.

Some report highlights include:

  • 57% of respondents said they were hiring in 2024
  • 28.7%  of respondents deemed Skilled Trades a “hard to fill job” (the second highest category behind Sales/Service.
  • 17% of construction employers found their main challenge to be recruiting skilled employees
  • Majority of construction employers (67%) had a positive business growth outlook whereas 33% had a negative outlook.

Information is courtesy of Workforce Planning Hamilton.

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