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Outlook & Prospects for Purchasing Agents and Officers in Yukon Territory
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Yukon Territory||(3 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Purchasing Agents and Officers (NOC 1225) in the Yukon.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015
- Yukon Zinc has filed a plan to pay out a portion of its debt to creditors to avoid selling the Wolverine mine. The parent company, Jinduicheng Canada Resources Corporation, will pay $4.5M to unsecured creditors and the full amount owed to 131 employees.
- Klondike Gold Corp. has started a drilling program at its Lone Star property south of Dawson City. The company has contracted Kluane Drilling of Whitehorse to drill approximately 12 holes at the site.
- The Government of Yukon is investing $70,000 in a tour promoting the territory's mining industry. The Yukon Mining Alliance, a group of the territory's exploration and mining companies, will host the tour August 10 to 14 in the territory.
- Capstone Mining is proceeding with development of its Minto North mine after a new water use license was granted for the site. The company plans to start processing ore from the pit in December 2015.
- North American Tungsten (NAT), owner of the Cantung Mine north of Watson Lake, obtained creditor protection by the B.C. Supreme Court. NAT owes $75.5M to 200+ creditors, of which 25 are in Whitehorse, and has 30 days to restructure its finances.
- North American Tungsten Corporation has announced the temporary layoff of approximately 80 workers at the Cantung Mine north of Watson Lake. The cutbacks will occur over a six week period, with each employee missing one rotation of three weeks.
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