In a virtual format, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce released their "Women out of Work" Report on August 11, 2021.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected female-dominated sectors in Canada and women are facing excessive barriers to re-entering the workforce. In Hamilton, this is no exception.
Looking to understand and address the gender disparities that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our local labour market, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce conducted a study over the course of 2020-2021 that heard from nearly 1,600 self-identified Hamilton women.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and was completed in partnership with the YWCA Hamilton, Workforce Planning Hamilton, and Goodwill, The Amity Group.