Hamilton young workers among lowest paid in Ontario

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By Steve Arnold

Hamilton’s youngest workers are among the lowest paid in Ontario and a new study warns their predicament is not going to get any better.

A new study by the Social Planning and Research Council concludes median wages for workers in the 20-to-24 age group have fallen by almost half in the past 30 years and there’s no sign of that situation turning around.

Researcher Sarah Mayo blamed much of the decline on the disappearance of manufacturing jobs and rise of service sector employment and a growing lack of full-time work opportunities for young people.

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Article and image source: The Hamilton Spectator

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