Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ontario Registered Nurses' 'Understanding Crisis'

If your experience of working with job seekers is at all like mine you have found that a significant fraction of them display what appear to be signs of crisis (to me anyway). If your experience of life is anything like mine then you have found that considering career objectives can be much harder or almost impossible when something like this happens.

Janet Lovegrove is a Registered Nurse who teaches various topics including crisis intervention. I asked her what she might be able to tell me about it and, in addition to a textbook recommendation, she pointed me toward the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario's site. I found the two-page guide pictured to the right there.

You might consider posting a copy of this guide somewhere in your resources room where job seekers will notice it. I find it especially valuable for us as CDPs inasmuch as it mentions job loss specifically as one of the events that can result in crisis.

Visit the RNAO crisis page for more extensive documents.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Counts of Hamilton+ Jobs for May 2008

This table summarises advertisements that appeared on the Job Bank in May for Brantford and area, Hamilton and area and Niagara and area.

By way of explanation, there were 179 vacancies of one kind or another for ‘Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks’, for instance. There were 117 for ‘Cooks’.

More detailed reports indicating, say, compensations offered or education levels demanded, are obviously possible.
179  6421 Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks
158 6661 Light Duty Cleaners
135 9619 Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities
132 6641 Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
117 6242 Cooks
110 7411 Truck Drivers
97 6453 Food and Beverage Servers
69 1411 General Office Clerks
61 6435 Hotel Front Desk Clerks
7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators
55 7414 Delivery and Courier Service Drivers
53 6411 Sales Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
52 1414 Receptionists and Switchboard Operators
1453 Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks
50 7452 Material Handlers
48 6471 Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations
46 6651 Security Guards and Related Occupations
45 7611 Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers
44 6611 Cashiers
8612 Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers
42 6663 Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)
39 9617 Labourers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
37 6623 Other Elemental Sales Occupations
36 4212 Community and Social Service Workers
32 6221 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
7441 Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers
26 1433 Customer Service Representatives - Financial Services
3152 Registered Nurses
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
25 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
24 4167 Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program Supervisors and Consultants
6662 Specialized Cleaners
23 1471 Shippers and Receivers
22 6452 Bartenders
21 7421 Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)
20 1431 Accounting and Related Clerks
19 1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
1231 Bookkeepers
1474 Purchasing and Inventory Clerks
18 2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)
6433 Airline Sales and Service Agents
8431 General Farm Workers
8432 Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
17 4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
6231 Insurance Agents and Brokers
16 2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
4214 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness
15 6681 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations
7271 Carpenters
7621 Public Works and Maintenance Labourers
7622 Railway and Motor Transport Labourers
14 1472 Storekeepers and Parts Clerks
2175 Web Designers and Developers
6671 Operators and Attendants in Amusement, Recreation and Sport
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
13 1422 Data Entry Clerks
2225 Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists
6215 Cleaning Supervisors
6482 Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations
6622 Grocery Clerks and Store Shelf Stockers
9461 Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing
9511 Machining Tool Operators
9613 Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities
12 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
1473 Production Clerks
6211 Retail Trade Supervisors
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
9495 Plastic Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors
11 1475 Dispatchers and Radio Operators
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6252 Bakers
7282 Concrete Finishers
10 1221 Administrative Officers
1225 Purchasing Agents and Officers
1226 Conference and Event Planners
3235 Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
6241 Chefs
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
9 3414 Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services
5124 Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
6451 Maîtres d'hôtel and Hosts/Hostesses
6465 Other Protective Service Occupations
9514 Metalworking Machine Operators
9611 Labourers in Mineral and Metal Processing
8 1223 Personnel and Recruitment Officers
2131 Civil Engineers
4141 Secondary School Teachers
5221 Photographers
7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7251 Plumbers
7281 Bricklayers
7294 Painters and Decorators
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
7332 Electric Appliance Servicers and Repairers
7437 Air Transport Ramp Attendants
9422 Plastics Processing Machine Operators
7 2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians
6683 Other Elemental Service Occupations
7381 Printing Press Operators
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9451 Sewing Machine Operators
6 1441 Administrative Clerks
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
7242 Industrial Electricians
7291 Roofers and Shinglers
7316 Machine Fitters
7351 Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators
9496 Painters and Coaters - Industrial
5 1435 Collectors
1461 Mail, Postal and Related Clerks
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2261 Nondestructive Testers and Inspectors
2281 Computer Network Technicians
2282 User Support Technicians
3411 Dental Assistants
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
4213 Employment Counsellors
4216 Other Instructors
6212 Food Service Supervisors
6216 Other Service Supervisors
6271 Hairstylists and Barbers
6621 Service Station Attendants
7263 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
7612 Other Trades Helpers and Labourers
9411 Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
9414 Concrete, Clay and Stone Forming Operators
9494 Furniture Finishers and Refinishers
9612 Labourers in Metal Fabrication
4 1224 Property Administrators
1432 Payroll Clerks
1463 Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
4153 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
6233 Retail and Wholesale Buyers
6443 Casino Occupations
7219 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers
7412 Bus Drivers, Subway Operators and Other Transit Operators
9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operators
9482 Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers
9486 Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors
3 2112 Chemists
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2234 Construction Estimators
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2252 Industrial Designers
3142 Physiotherapists
3219 Other Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health)
4161 Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
5227 Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
6472 Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants
6672 Other Attendants in Accommodation and Travel
7232 Tool and Die Makers
7422 Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators
7443 Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers
7445 Other Repairers and Servicers
8256 Supervisors, Landscape and Horticulture
8611 Harvesting Labourers
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities
9483 Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers
9485 Assemblers, Fabricators and Inspectors, Industrial Electrical Motors and Transformers
9493 Other Wood Products Assemblers and Inspectors
2 1114 Other Financial Officers
1121 Specialists in Human Resources
1212 Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks
1213 Supervisors, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks
1232 Loan Officers
1241 Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical)
1243 Medical Secretaries
1423 Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations
1434 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks
1452 Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks
1476 Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers
2173 Software Engineers and Designers
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
3413 Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates
4162 Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts
4166 Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4211 Paralegal and Related Occupations
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
5135 Actors and Comedians
5244 Artisans and Craftspersons
5252 Coaches
6431 Travel Counsellors
6484 Other Personal Service Occupations
7247 Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians
7253 Gas Fitters
7261 Sheet Metal Workers
7331 Oil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics
7334 Motorcycle and Other Related Mechanics
7371 Crane Operators
7433 Deck Crew, Water Transport
8253 Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
8412 Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators
8615 Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing and Related Labourers
9225 Supervisors, Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing
9424 Water and Waste Plant Operators
9452 Fabric, Fur and Leather Cutters
9465 Testers and Graders, Food and Beverage Processing
9492 Furniture and Fixture Assemblers and Inspectors
9513 Woodworking Machine Operators
1 1112 Financial and Investment Analysts
1215 Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations
1222 Executive Assistants
1236 Customs, Ship and Other Brokers
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2262 Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
2271 Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors
3131 Pharmacists
3143 Occupational Therapists
4143 Educational Counsellors
4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
5121 Authors and Writers
5136 Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
5212 Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
6213 Executive Housekeepers
6434 Ticket Agents, Cargo Service Representatives and Related Clerks (Except Airline)
6682 Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations
7212 Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7245 Telecommunications Line and Cable Workers
7272 Cabinetmakers
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
7333 Electrical Mechanics
7344 Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
8255 Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers
8613 Aquaculture and Marine Harvest Labourers
9412 Foundry Workers
9462 Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers
9484 Assemblers and Inspectors, Electrical Appliance, Apparatus and Equipment Manufacturing