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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 Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016
- A number of establishments opened this month or broke ground in the Halifax area including Vernon's Thunderbird Diner, the Edible Matters Pub, Jumping Beans Coffee, Tantallon Dance, and Panache Luxury Linens. Follow the link to see additional openings.
- Halifax firm QRA Corp. recently announced it had secured $6M from projects with Lockheed Martin, including a $2M contract for Project QVscribe. The firm develops software tools that help systems engineering firms identify faults early in a project.
- Dartmouth-based New Scotland Clothing Company announced plans to move its manufacturing operation from Quebec to Truro's Stanfield's factory and it will open a third store at the Stanfield International Airport. New Scotland was launched in 2014 and employs six people.
- Halifax-based GoodStuff has finalized a deal with Loblaw's to distribute its coconut water products across Canada by late October. The business opened in 2014 and employs one full-time person and four part-time sales representatives.
- Halifax's apartment-building boom has not resulted in an over-supply of units. CMHC is forecasting the vacancy rate to be 3.2% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017. The downtown core will have 430 units completed this year, with another 3,200 units in development.
- Container traffic at the Port of Halifax grew by 19.6% in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. Quick turnaround times, a capacity for larger ships, and the low Canadian dollar have contributed to its success.
- Software company CarteNav Solutions has added 15 to 20 workers to its Halifax workforce over the past two years. The company now employs 35 workers and is seeking more software developers, project managers, and business development personnel.
- Construction has begun on an IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing which is expected to open in the fall of 2017. So far, the company has received 1,500 applications for the 300 jobs it intends to fill. Half of the positions will be full-time jobs.
- Unique Solutions Design in Dartmouth, NS, a developer of body-scanning booths for clothing retailers, has ceased operations. The company had employed 27 workers and three will remain to wind up business.
- Atlantic Sea Cucumber Ltd. has moved its processing plant from Sambro into a larger facility in Hackett's Cove. The company expects the number of workers will increase from about 20 to 40 or 50 over the next few years.
- Video rental business Video Difference will close its two Halifax-area stores, on Quinpool Road and on the Bedford Highway, in August 2016. Between eight and ten workers will lose their jobs.
- Halifax-based company QRA will add 13 new research and development positions to their existing 17 employees with financial assistance from the federal government. The company will develop and market software to analyze engineering designs.
- According to a report from Ryerson University, 2% of workers in Atlantic Canada were employed in the IT sector in 2015, compared to 5.6% of workers in Canada. The concentration of tech workers is 20% higher and wages 2% lower in Halifax than in Canada overall.
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