Magnet (Job Tool, Grants)

Magnet: A job-matching tool

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is helping you connect to the right talent through Magnet, a network powered by a data-rich job-matching technology. Partnering with leading innovative initiatives like Magnet enables us to support our members’ businesses and help differentiate them in the marketplace.

HOW IT WORKS: Both Job Seekers and Employers create a profile — Job Seekers outline their experience, education, skills and work preferences, while Employers create a business profile and craft a detailed job post. On the back-end, both Seekers and Employers are tapping into the same keyword database to complete their profiles. This is how the talent matching happens in the back-end.

To create a profile for free visit:

Magnet’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP): Grants for employers hiring students

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning opportunities.

The SWPP program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn benefit with quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.

Employer applications are now being accepted for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Terms.

Program funding reimburses eligible employers for 75% of wages (to a maximum of $7,500) for each placement.

Click here to learn more about SWPP and to apply today.

Magnet’s Discover Ability Network: Connects employers to under-tapped talent pool

Discover Ability Hamilton offers a free job-matching platform to help you find the best candidates with disabilities for your job openings.

The Hamilton Chamber in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring the Discover Ability Network to the Hamilton area to provide tools, resources and supports to help local employers attract and recruit job seekers with disabilities.

Research shows that businesses who recruit from this under-tapped talent pool experience real benefits:

  • Harness the value of innovative processes and new perspectives
  • Reduce costs associated with turnover, absenteeism and workplace safety
  • Increase the size of your skilled labour pool
  • Improve engagement from all employees, across the board

Click here to learn more about the Discover Ability Network and sign up today to find local talent!

For more information on the webinar or information sessions, contact Cassandra.