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Personnel and Recruitment Officers  (NOC 1223)
Halifax Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Personnel and Recruitment Officers in Halifax Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Personnel and Recruitment Officers in Halifax Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Personnel and Recruitment Officers (NOC 1223) 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. However, the actual number of job losses is not anticipated to be large.
  • A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Personnel and Recruitment Officers in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 320 people work in this occupation.
  • Personnel and Recruitment Officers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55-56): 29%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 13%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 9%
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 8% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 75% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: n/a

Local Labour Market News

Week of Sep 29 - Oct 03, 2014
  • HGS Canada has started a recruitment drive to add about 100 full-time workers to its call centre workforce of 265 people in Dartmouth. The starting wage is $11.50 per hour.
Week of Sep 08 - Sep 12, 2014
  • Innovatia Inc. of Saint John, NB will receive a payroll rebate worth nearly $1M to create up to 100 jobs over five years at its Halifax site. The business provides technical support to a large equipment manufacturer in the telecommunications industry.
Week of May 19 - May 23, 2014
  • Nine commissionaire positions will be eliminated at Her Majesty's Canadian Dockyard in Halifax in June, due to budget cuts
Week of Nov 04 - Nov 08, 2013
  • Provincial government departments and two industry groups will organize a job fair in November to target workers from Blackberry, Convergys, and Xerox who lost their jobs in the information technology and customer support sectors in recent weeks. Almost 40 companies have signed up for the event.
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