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Outlook & Prospects for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region
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Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Nova Scotia.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 29 - Oct 03, 2014
- Wartsila Canada will invest more than $1M in its Dartmouth operations, and expand its workforce from 33 to 40 people by the end of 2015. The company provides engine and other overhauls and refits to government and commercial marine vessels.
- Dartmouth-based Cherubini MetalWorks has been contracted to fabricate the replacement decks for the 18-month, $150M Macdonald Bridge reconstruction. United States-based American Bridge Company will be the general contractor for the bridge project, expected to begin in the spring of 2015.
- According to a BMO Economics report, employment in Halifax will rise by 6,000 jobs over the next two years, as the city and the province are expected to experience modest economic growth. The $25B Irving Shipbuilding contract, some offshore exploration, and stronger United States demand for exports, in addition to a weaker Canadian dollar, will contribute to the growth.
- Work continues on the modernization of the Irving Shipyard in Halifax, and the official signing of the $25B federal shipbuilding contract is expected within months. Irving indicates it plans to have infrastructure completed in time to begin cutting steel by late 2015. Employment at the yard is expected to rise from 700 current workers to 2,000 by the 2020s.
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