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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 Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015
- Halifax-based Skinfix Inc. has expanded its workforce from seven to 25 employees in the last year, and plans to do more hiring in 2016. The company distributes its skin-care products among retailers throughout North America.
- The major Irving Shipbuilding project has begun in Halifax, and currently employs about 900 people. Employment will grow to 1,600 workers over the next two years, and is expected to grow to 2,500 during peak periods of the 30-year project.
- Craft brewery Unfiltered Brewing has opened in north-end Halifax, and is the fifth such brewery to open in that area. There are now seven craft breweries in the city.
- 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.
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