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Outlook & Prospects for Chemists 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 20 - Oct 24, 2014
- Enginuity MED, a Halifax-based company that designs medical devices, will hire a marketing manager and two research and development officers with the assistance of a repayable loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
- China-based Capital Seafoods has taken over an existing fish processing plant in Eastern Passage. The company will upgrade the facility, increase staff from 12 to between 40 to 50 workers, and process lobster and other species.
- Halifax-based Skinfix Inc. will expand its local office staff to 15 workers. The company expects to grow as a result of a deal with Target Corp to launch its skin care products in the United States.
- British Columbia-based wind turbine manufacturer Endurance Wind Power has taken over Seaforth Energy in Dartmouth and hired five workers. The company expects to hire two more before the end of 2014.
- A $12M expansion and construction renovations project will begin in October at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax
- Tim Hortons will open a new location in Enfield in December 2014, and will employ 30 to 40 people
- Retail businesses Canadian Tire and Dollarama will open in the spring of 2015 in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre in Elmsdale
- 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.
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