Part Time, Seasonal Work on the Rise in Hamilton

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Employment Bulletin

By CBC News

Part time and seasonal work is on the rise in Hamilton, but tens of thousands of people wish they could work more hours or weeks, a new study shows.

According to the Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC) of Hamilton’s social landscape bulletin, the number of people in full-time, full-year positions in Hamilton has increased by only 16 per cent since 1976, while part-time, part-year or seasonal work has increased by 38 per cent. The Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (which includes Burlington and Grimsby) has seen its population shoot up 53 per cent in that same time period.

“The decline in full-time work is especially evident among males in Hamilton, with only 46 per cent of males working full-time, full-year in 2010 compared to 77 per cent in 1978,” the bulletin reads. (You can read the report in full here.)

”Taking into account the proportion of involuntary part-time workers, there are about 68,000, part-time, part-year or seasonal workers in Hamilton who would prefer to work more hours or weeks.”

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