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Outlook & Prospects for Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations in Halifax Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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No employment outlook has been assigned to Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations (NOC 1423) in the Halifax region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of May 18 - May 22, 2015
- Ambassatours, a bus and boat tour operator which also runs a restaurant in Halifax, will add 25 or 30 jobs to its workforce of 500 people over the next year. Students and retired workers are often a focus of hiring for the company.
- 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.
- More than 300 unionized employees of Halifax Water are involved in a labour dispute with the company. Issues around the pension plan are the main focus of attention.
- Dartmouth-based IT company SimplyCast has hired 11 workers in 2015, and will hire four to six more from a large number of resumes it has received since offering to provide student loan debt relief to new employees
- Urban Outfitters, a U.S.-based clothing and décor chain store, has opened a location on Barrington Street in Halifax
- Halifax-based clothing line East Coast Lifestyle will employ six people in a retail outlet it will open in June in Halifax. The business will also employ about seven more workers in mobile travelling shops.
- 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.
- Sushi Jet has opened its second Halifax area restaurant, on Spring Garden Road
- ProEdge Sports Conditioning Ltd. has hired seven new employees, all certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The Bedford-based business may hire three to six more trainers by the end of 2015.
- Enfield Home Hardware, a building centre in Enfield, has closed. Scotian Homes, a part of the company that builds homes, has gone out of business as well.
- The Old Apothecary, a café and bakery on Barrington Street in Halifax, will open in May
- Canadian Tire will open a new store in the former Target Canada space in Bayers Lake. No timelines for the new location are yet available.
- PCL Constructors Canada has been awarded the tender for a $6M renovation project at the Dartmouth General Hospital, scheduled to begin in May
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