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Outlook & Prospects for Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers in Newfoundland and Labrador
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||(Undetermined)||2014-06-25|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of May 11 - May 15, 2015
- Fishermen and industry officials agree that a low supply of crab continues to plague the fishery off southern NL, and that some boat owners may be having difficulty retaining crew members due to the poor catches
- The government of NL has announced some details of its planned road construction and maintenance program for 2015. Tenders for work will continue to be awarded over the next few weeks.
- The provincial government plans to cut 1,420 public sector jobs over a five-year period. The cuts will come from a combination of attrition and layoffs.
- About 50 workers with the provincial Crown agency Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information will see their annual pay reduced by an average of $7,600 after rates are aligned with government pay scales
- The government of NL announced that new facilities containing 360 long-term care beds will be privately constructed and operated in three locations across the province
- The recent provincial budget indicates there will be less infrastructure spending in NL in 2015. Some planned construction projects, such as the new Waterford Hospital, penitentiary, and courthouse in St. John's, have been put on hold.
- The government of NL will cut 1,420 jobs over the next five years as part of its plan to return to a balanced budget by 2020. All of the job cuts will be attained through attrition.
- A slump in oil and iron ore prices will continue to affect the economy of NL over the next year, according to Export Development Canada. However, increases in prices are predicted for 2016.
- Among areas of spending increases indicated in the recent provincial budget, the government of NL will allocate more funds to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to recruit 10 new officers
- Red Roof Inn, an American hotel chain, plans to open four new hotels in Atlantic Canada. The first two hotels to open will be in Bay Roberts and Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and two more will be in Wolfville and Antigonish in Nova Scotia.
- The Government of NL released the 2014 Job Vacancy Report which provides a detailed analysis of more than 38,000 job advertisements recorded during the last calendar year
- As part of the Provincial Government's Healthy Aging Research Program, the Government of NL announced $109,000 in funding for seven research projects that focus on healthy aging in the province
- The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Fund has awarded $225,000 in funding for eight conservation projects in NL. Six of the projects are newly funded and two will support projects headed up by Memorial University researchers.
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