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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 Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015
- The government of NL announced $400,000 in funding, through the 2015 Accessible Vehicle Program, to help 26 people with mobility challenges to acquire or adapt personal vehicles for accessibility
- The government of NL has partnered with the province's aerospace and defence industry association to lead a contingent of aerospace and technology sector businesses on a trade mission to the Sea-Air-Space Expo in Washington D.C. from April 13-15
- A recent report by The Conference Board of Canada, suggests that NL needs to improve its competitive business environment in order to remain prosperous for future generations. Several recommendations were made that could improve the province's economic outlook.
- Transocean, one of the largest offshore drilling contractors in the province, issued layoffs to 16 employees and an unknown number of third-party providers that worked on The Henry Goodrich rig. The rig has completed its work and has been released.
- The government of NL announced $100,000 in project-based funding to Literacy NL to enable the organization to move forward with its Digital Skills for the Older Workers and Potential Older Workers project
- The government of NL announced $2M in funding to support the sealing industry in NL. Carina Processing Ltd. in South Dildo and PhocaLux International Inc. in Fleur de Lys will receive loans of up to $1M each.
- The Government of Canada has announced that the northern shrimp quotas for the northeast coast of NL will remain static in 2015. The shrimp fishery opens on April 1 for the northeast coast of Labrador and a portion of Newfoundland's coast.
- The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has issued a bid for 11 new exploratory licenses in the Flemish Pass. The area covers 2.5 million hectares offshore NL near recent finds by Statoil and Husky Energy, near the already producing Jeanne d'Arc Basin.
- Best Buy Canada Ltd announced that it is closing 66 Future Shop stores across Canada, effective immediately. Another 65 stores will be converted to Best Buy stores. Approximately 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time positions will be eliminated.
- Scientists indicate that the northern cod stocks in NL are recovering. However, the moratorium on the Northern Cod fishery of 1992 is expected to remain in effect for several years.
- Buildforce Canada recently stated that the ripple effects from declining oil prices and cancelled or delayed projects in Alberta will have a significant impact on commuting workers from NL
- The government of NL awarded $74,000 in scholarships to fifty-eight post-secondary students to help further their education
- A delegation of 19 firms and organizations from NL is participating in the 2015 Arctic Technology Conference in Denmark this week. The conference will provide an opportunity for industry leaders to share ideas, research, and new technologies.
- The government of NL announced $189,289 in funding for the 2014-15 Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. The program will provide more opportunities for seniors to engage in physical and recreational activities.
- The government of NL is cost-sharing $1.9M in funding to purchase five advanced drinking water units for the communities of Fogo Island (Stag Harbour), Lamaline, Cartwright, Charlottetown (Labrador) and Port aux Choix
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