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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 Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014
- GoSecure Atlantic, an IT security firm, plans to add to its workforce of nine computer security experts in Dartmouth and will be hiring new graduates. The company will benefit from a provincial government payroll rebate program if it creates up to 100 positions over five years, including five in the first year.
- Modern Shanghai Bistro has opened on Quinpool Road in Halifax
- Canada's trade agreement with South Korea may benefit Dartmouth-based SimplyCast. The software development company is in the process of establishing partnerships in that country, which could result in 40 to 50 jobs in Nova Scotia.
- Seven Days Bouldering, a rock-climbing facility with a café, will open on Gottingen Street in Halifax in the first quarter of 2015
- A $70M renovation project at the Halifax Shopping Centre will begin in December and be completed by the fall of 2016. EllisDon Construction Ltd., MMC International Architects, and GH+A Design will be involved in the project.
- G2 Research, a Dartmouth-based company which develops software for law enforcement agencies, has been bought by Utah-based Track Group. More workers will be added to the 10 people employed locally.
- Simmons Mattress Gallery will close its two locations in Halifax and Dartmouth within the next few weeks, affecting the jobs of nine employees. Competition from other businesses and on-line shopping were factors in the decision to close, according to the company
- Kellys Luggage will close its retail store in Halifax at the end of December, and its repair shop a month later. Kellys, a 138-year-old business, has nine, mostly part-time employees.
- The Halifax Chronicle Herald has reduced its planned number of layoffs from 20 to two since issuing notices to newsroom staff in November. Thirteen workers have since accepted buyout packages, and the union has made other concessions to save some jobs.
- Young Street Equities Ltd. will begin work in the next few months on its $110M Monaghan Square project in north-end Halifax. The development will include two 17-storey residential/commercial towers.
- Eyeglass retailer Canadian Optical Warehouse has opened at 103 Chain Lake Drive in Halifax
- The federal government plans to spend $200M over six years to establish a number of clinics across Canada to provide members of the Canadian Forces with mental health services and support. Halifax will be a major site for the program.
- Karma Gaming, a Halifax-based company that develops internet lottery games, hopes to create 36 new jobs over five years with the assistance of a payroll rebate program. The company would hire developers, programmers, designers, and digital artists.
- Southwest Properties Ltd. is on track to begin two large construction projects in Halifax over the next two years. The first phase of the $500M Seton Ridge project in Rockingham is expected to start in early 2015, while the anticipated start for a $140M YMCA residential-commercial downtown development is early 2016.
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