This measures the number of cases receiving Ontario Works that are reporting employment earnings. Part-time and casual employment builds skills, experience and develops ties to the labour market that can lead to full time employment.
Story behind the numbers
People receiving Ontario Works are required to look for work or participate in employment activities, which may include enrolling in employment training, completing volunteer work, participating in a skills training program and/or completing education and ultimately finding sustainable employment. Ontario Works financial support is reduced when the recipient has employment income over $200 per month.
Ontario Works staff work collaboratively with employers, other City departments and community agencies to identify employment opportunities and match clients to jobs. The number of cases on Ontario Works that report earnings reduces the cost of financial assistance and reflects increased client connections to the workplace.
Reported earnings, by case
Monthly, the most recently available 12 months
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DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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