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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 Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014
- Ressources Appalaches Inc. has temporarily laid off 57 workers at the Dufferin gold mine on the Eastern Shore, blaming problems with equipment and a shortage of money. There has been no indication when the mine, opened in April 2014, might resume full production.
- Post-doctoral fellows who work in research and teaching at Dalhousie University have voted to unionize and join the Public Service Alliance of Canada. It was reported that concerns around pay, hours, and benefits led to the unionization process.
- According to the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council, roughly 2,000 of the 3,200 to 3,500 tradespeople from Cape Breton work in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador. The council is having trouble reaching workers for a survey because so many are travelling back and forth.
- Lake Loon Developments will proceed with a 162-unit development in the Lake Loon area of Dartmouth. A six-storey building, a seven-storey building, and townhouses are part of the project.
- 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.
- General Dynamics Canada has added an undersea warfare innovation centre to its existing facility in Cole Harbour, which will result in an increase in the 35 staff currently employed by the company. The centre will bring local companies, researchers, and government together to develop sonar technology and to perfect data-gathering techniques.
- Retail food stores Liquid's Gold, Maja's Saraj Bakery and World Tea will open in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford in the fall. The Middle Spoon, serving dessert and cocktails, will also open in the mall in the same time period.
- 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.
- Discount retailer XS Cargo will close its two stores in Halifax and Dartmouth, as part of a national shutdown of 50 stores across the country. No firm dates were given for the closures, as the two stores will remain open until merchandise is sold.
- A Subway sandwich shop has opened at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport
- A two-year renovation project on the former Halifax Metro Centre, now renamed Scotiabank Centre, will begin in the fall of 2014. Changes to its configuration, new seats, and a new ice plant are included in the plan.
- 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.
- ProEdge Sports Conditioning Ltd., with coaches certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, has opened in Bedford. The business focuses on sports conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, and massage therapy.
- 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.
- Small clothing shops Hazelnut & Rose Nursing and Maternity, Brilliant Clothing Boutique, and Room 152 have recently opened within the Halifax and Dartmouth area. New York-based shoe store Nine West Shoe Studio has opened in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, while Beads R Us on Quinpool Road in Halifax will close by the end of October.
- The Robie St. Station Diner will open near the end of September in the space formerly occupied by Jane's on the Common in Halifax, which closed in 2013. The restaurant will employ 20 people. As well, Krave Burger has opened on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, while Eats! Urban Lunch Counter & Takeout has opened on Baker Drive in Dartmouth.
- Trucking company Armour Transportation Systems now employs 300 workers in the Halifax area, and has begun operating a 200,000-square-foot warehouse in the Atlantic Gateway-Halifax Logistics Park in Burnside
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