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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 Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015
- Lady Hammond Animal Hospital has opened on Lady Hammond Road in Halifax. Two veterinarians and four assistants staff the business.
- The Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre has closed after 29 years in business
- Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has won a contract to develop a new simulation training program for a Boeing helicopter program. The contract might result in the addition of as many as 10 jobs in the Halifax area.
- Wheaton's, a furniture and home deco store, has opened a location in Bayer's Lake Business Park in Halifax. Wheaton's has five other locations in Nova Scotia.
- Twiggz Shoes and Apparel, in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, and Happynest Antiques & Home Store, on Quinpool Road in Halifax, opened in July
- Colour, a Halifax-based communications agency, has merged with New York-based CHR Group. The company indicates the sale will result in opportunities for expansion, and likely more staff in Halifax.
- Mills, a department store on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, has closed. The jobs of 20 employees have been affected.
- Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin by the spring of 2016 on a $17M aquatic centre in the Milford area. It is hoped the facility will be ready for use by 2017.
- National barber shop chain Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop has opened a location in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth
- Technology firm Global Relay has opened an office in Halifax and intends to create up to 150 jobs with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. The company will hire software developers, and include recent graduates.
- Johnny K's Authentic Donairs will open on Pizza Corner in downtown Halifax in July. The restaurant will employ 12 to 15 workers.
- The Construction Association of Nova Scotia indicates that despite an ongoing construction boom in Halifax and occasional shortages of workers, the supply of labour appears to be adequate and will likely remain that way. Predictions by some groups of impending labour crunch issues over the years have generally failed to emerge.
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