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Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.
car checker, railway, delivery truck helper, furniture mover helper, mover helper, railway labourer, signal gang helper, swamper – truck transport, truck driver helper.
- Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
- Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
- Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.
- Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
- Perform labouring duties in warehouses.
Outlook & Prospects for Railway and Motor Transport Labourers in Prince Edward Island
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|
|Prince Edward Island||Undetermined||2014-06-23|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Prince Edward Island with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Prince Edward Island was 27 years. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 200 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- The federal government is giving $945,000 to expand Summerside¿s MyPowerNet project, which helps increase wind energy consumption and results in cost savings for businesses
- The federal government will contribute $5.68M to the replacement of the Souris Bridge and to three projects to improve the National Highway System through the New Building Canada Fund
- Alberton is looking for a recreation and events coordinator. Interviews for the position are ongoing.
- A hot summer has been beneficial for blueberry crops in PEI and the approximately 200 blueberry farmers on the Island are predicting a large yield of larger-than-usual berries this season
- McCain Foods Canada is closing its Borden-Carleton french fry plant in October, putting 121 employees out of work
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program, and the PEI government announced $205,000 in funding to Raspberry Point Oyster Co.to purchase new equipment to expand their operation, increase productivity and expand market presence
- The City of Charlottetown has awarded a $2.3M contract to Island Coastal Services for the next stage of construction for the Miltonvale Wellfield Development. Work is expected to start in July and to be completed by December 2014.
- Deep Roots Distillery, producers of distilled spirits and fruit liqueurs, opened as an expansion to the Beamish Orchard in Warren Grove. The distillery has received funding from the provincial and federal governments for online marketing.
- A new chinese restaurant called Board Wok has opened in Cavendish and will operate seasonally
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program, announced a repayable loan of $500,000 to MacDougall Steel Erectors Inc. to expand the production of structural steel at the Borden-Carleton plant. Fourty new positions will be created.
- The provincial government and the Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program, announced $2.93M in funding to 3 Points Aviation to expand its hydraulics repair program
- Buchanan Technologies Inc. of Grapevine, Texas, opened a new call centre in Charlottetown. The company has hired nine employees and plans to hire 46 over the next three years.
- Herbal Magic will be closing two of its stores in PEI due to the sale of the company. Charlottetown and Summerside centres will shut down within the next week. Each store employed two people.
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