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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 Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015
- Wrought Iron Brewery Co. plans to open a microbrewery and pub within the next few months on Robie Street in Halifax. It is one of a number of craft breweries that have opened in Nova Scotia in recent years.
- The Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard is recruiting 15 tradespersons, including welders, electricians, and ironworkers, as it gears up for the first phase of the $25B federal shipbuilding project. The company has about 1,500 resumes on file.
- Global hedge fund company Citco Fund Services plans to add 50 workers to its Halifax workforce in 2015. The company currently employs 390 people in Halifax, and there will be a range of new positions, from entry-level analysts to management.
- Brewdebakers has suddenly closed its two restaurants in Clayton Park and Burnside, affecting the jobs of dozens of staff
- Bell Aliant has notified its employees that it may be cutting at least 50 management jobs in both Saint John and Halifax. There may also be smaller cuts in other communities in Atlantic Canada.
- Several new restaurants opened in December in the Halifax area, including Elle's Bistro on Barrington Street, Loong 7 Chinese on Robie Street, and Starfresh Modern Diner on Wright Avenue, in Dartmouth. Lin Garden restaurant has opened in Elmsdale.
- Halifax-based Fundmetric, a startup company that develops technology to help non-profit ventures raise funds, hopes to double its small workforce of four or five software engineers as soon as possible
- Lockheed Martin Canada has signed a payroll agreement with the province of Nova Scotia that will encourage the company to create up to 70 positions over the next seven years at its Dartmouth facility. The company provides software and engineering support to the aerospace and defence sectors.
- Home Grown Organic Foods has closed its grocery store and home delivery business in Halifax. The closure will affect the jobs of eight part-time workers.
- The Halifax Aerotech wastewater-treatment plant will undergo a $21M upgrade by 2016
- BP Canada and Hess Corp have added a third partner, Australia-based Woodside Petroleum, to a planned $1B venture to drill exploratory oil wells offshore of Nova Scotia beginning in 2017
- Dexter Construction will build a $19M replacement bridge over the East River near Sheet Harbour. The project is expected to be completed by late 2015.
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