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Outlook & Prospects for Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations in Halifax Region
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Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Nova Scotia.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- Truck-Side, an indoor food truck court, will open in late spring on Windmill Road in Burnside. The space will feature three food truck-type restaurants, and will employ 84 workers.
- Smoke's Weinerie, a food service franchise specializing in hot dogs, will open an outlet at the end of March on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth
- Road Rage RC, a business featuring race tracks for racing car hobbyists, will open at the beginning of April on Main Street in Dartmouth
- The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a finance-shared services centre in Bedford and plans to create 150 jobs in processing and accounting operations in 2015, with potential growth of up to 500 jobs within 10 years.
- Unionized press operators and mechanics have accepted a tentative deal with Halifax-based newspaper The Chronicle Herald, despite concerns around its contents. The employees, who had been locked out in February, have returned to work.
- Halifax's parks and recreation department indicates about 40% of staff will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, and there are plans to hire 32 new staff members over time
- Il Trullo, an Italian restaurant, will open by July 2015 in the King's Wharf condo development in Dartmouth. The restaurant will employ 20 to 25 workers and begin hiring soon. Also, The Old Apothecary, a bread and pastry shop and café, will open in April on Barrington Street in Halifax.
- Halifax's parks and recreation department has issued a $2.7M tender to Hussey Seating Co. to replace the 10,000 seats in the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Work will take place over the 2015 summer months.
- Vogue Optical will soon open a store in the former Blockbuster location on Cumberland Drive in Cole Harbour
- Jollytails, a dog daycare just off Kempt Road in Halifax, will expand its operation in the spring of 2015 and add up to five more workers to its current staff of nine
- Work will begin on 2,700 homes and a golf course at Forest Lakes Country Club near Windsor in 2015. The close to $1B, 15-year residential-commercial project, which began last year, will involve a significant number of contractors as it develops.
- Staff has increased at Halifax Public Libraries by roughly 40 full-time positions to total about 337 employees in recent months. The opening of a larger Spring Garden Road branch has been the major factor in the increased hiring.
- According to a psychologist at Dalhousie University¿s counselling centre in Halifax, student demand for general and specific counselling continues to rise. The centre has a core staff of six full-time and a number of part-time counsellors, and two additional half-time counsellors were recently hired for a 10-month period.
- A record number of 3.6M travellers used Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2014, a 2.2% increase over 2013. According to the airport authority, 2015 is projected to be even busier.
- Tour Tech, a Dartmouth-based company which provides audio, lighting, and other services for concerts and films, indicates a tough economy and a lack of big events has forced it to file for credit protection. The company, which has gone from about 50 to 21 workers over time, will continue to operate.
- Halifax-based newspaper The Chronicle Herald has locked out its unionized press operators and mechanics, after the 13 workers had rejected an offer from the company that would have eliminated some job security and early retirement incentives
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