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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 Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2014
- The government of Canada and the NL government announced a total of $68M in combined funding over a five-year period to help individuals and families access affordable housing and renovate their existing homes
- Work on the gravity-based structure for the Hebron oil project that is underway in Bull Arm has been delayed until the summer of 2016, due to a delay in building the components in South Korea. Hebron's first oil is still expected to be produced by 2017.
- Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors has laid off 30 workers with the local Plumbers and Pipefitters Union at the Bull Arm site for construction of the Hebron gravity-based structure (GBS), due to completion of the GBS slip operation which took place in the fall.
- The NL government, IBM and the Government of Canada, led by Memorial University of Newfoundland announced $50M in funding over a five-year period to support the Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative to enhance patient care and treatment options in NL
- The provincial government announced $678,000 in funding through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's Provincial Homelessness Fund to enable nine non-profit groups to improve services for those at risk of homelessness
- A panel session at the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers' Council annual conference discussed the availability of skilled labour in NL and the productivity of that labour. The conference centered on the topic of improving skills, training and education to meet the needs of employers.
- In NL, there has long been a shortage of licensed practical nurses and personal care workers. In response, training programs have been expanded, bursaries have been offered and nurses from outside of Canada have been recruited. However, a new 460-bed long-term care facility is not up to full capacity as a result of the shortage.
- Vale's $4.25 billion nickel processing plant was under construction for four years and employed 6,000 construction workers. Now, its initial production has started, and the plant is mainly processing nickel from Indonesia. Over time, the plant will move to process more concentrate from the Voisey's Bay mine in Labrador.
- The Fish, Food and Allied Worker Union supports the federal government's plan to rebuild cod stocks off the south coast of Newfoundland. The plan is designed to provide a balance between quota increases and long-term stability. The union has been working closely with the government to develop the plan.
- Provincial Aerospace (PAL) Group of Companies, including Provincial Airlines, has been sold to Exchange Income Corporation. The company will still operate from its St. John's headquarters. There will be no layoffs.
- The provincial government launched a new 10-year plan for a sustainable forest management strategy
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