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Outlook & Prospects for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region
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|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Manufacturing Managers (NOC 0911) in the Halifax region.
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 strong.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 01 - Jun 05, 2015
- Spring Loaded Technology will hire additional sales and marketing staff as it begins a campaign to sell a newly-developed knee brace which it will manufacture at its facility in Burnside. The company currently employs 11 workers.
- Irving Shipbuilding indicates that work on the Arctic Patrol vessels, to begin in September 2016, will result in 1,000 jobs at the shipyard. Employment would rise to about 2,500 workers at peak in 2023 if the navy destroyer contract proceeds later.
- Irving Shipbuilding will hold a job fair in June to recruit 250 tradespeople, including welders, ironworkers, pipefitters, and fabricators, and will begin construction of Arctic patrol ships in September 2015. Workers on layoff will also be recalled.
- Aecon Group Inc.and Lengkeek Vessel Engineering have been awarded contracts totalling $25M for work related to one of the planned Bay of Fundy tidal projects. Aecon will construct the turbines, while Lengkeek will design a barge.
- United States-based Nature's Way Products Inc. has bought out Ascenta Health Ltd., a Dartmouth-based manufacturer of nutritional supplements. Nature's Way anticipates expanding the Dartmouth operation, which currently employs 65 workers.
- The Conference Board of Canada predicts that Halifax's economy will expand by 3.1% in 2015 and by 2.8% in 2016. Increases in the manufacturing sector due to work on the Irving Shipbuilding project, and strength in the construction sector are noted.
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