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Outlook & Prospects for Chemists in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Chemists (NOC 2112) in the Halifax region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2015
- Clothesline Media, a multimedia company that will produce films, visuals, and music for businesses and individuals, has opened in Halifax. Cinematographers, writers, and directors will contribute to the work of the company.
- Sydport-based Billdidit Inc., a manufacturer of musical drum equipment, will have its assets sold and will not reopen. The company had laid off 16 employees in August 2014, but had hoped to restart full operations at some point.
- United States-based outdoor equipment retailer Cabela's will begin construction of a store in Dartmouth Crossing in 2016. About 150 full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs are expected to be created when the store opens in 2017.
- Fares & Co. Development has hired staff to operate two water taxis on the Halifax waterfront, beginning in the summer of 2015
- La Piazza Resto & Café, a 75-seat restaurant, has opened on Chebucto Road in Halifax. Ray's Lebanese Cuisine will open a second area location in the coming weeks, in the Bayer's Lake Business Park.
- A roofing business in Dartmouth is finding that an influx of workers returning from Alberta is increasing the supply of available local labour
- Spring Loaded Technology will hire additional sales and marketing staff as it begins a campaign to sell a newly-developed knee brace which it will manufacture at its facility in Burnside. The company currently employs 11 workers.
- Irving Shipbuilding indicates that work on the Arctic Patrol vessels, to begin in September 2016, will result in 1,000 jobs at the shipyard. Employment would rise to about 2,500 workers at peak in 2023 if the navy destroyer contract proceeds later.
- Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar on Octerloney Street in Dartmouth will close in June, affecting the jobs of 10 workers. Another restaurant, Brooklyn Warehouse, will eventually move into the space.
- Irving Shipbuilding will hold a job fair in June to recruit 250 tradespeople, including welders, ironworkers, pipefitters, and fabricators, and will begin construction of Arctic patrol ships in September 2015. Workers on layoff will also be recalled.
- Vancouver-based digital technology company FCV Technologies will open a Halifax office and is looking to hire web developers and designers, among other occupations
- Dartmouth city council has directed staff to issue a tender to design, build, and operate a $43M, four-pad arena on Commodore Drive. The arena is set to open by the fall of 2017.
- Aecon Group Inc.and Lengkeek Vessel Engineering have been awarded contracts totalling $25M for work related to one of the planned Bay of Fundy tidal projects. Aecon will construct the turbines, while Lengkeek will design a barge.
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