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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 Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014
- The Halifax Chronicle-Herald has issued layoff notices to 20 newsroom staff, as it seeks ways to deal with declining revenues. As a result of the notices, the newspaper hopes to reach concessions from the union over the coming weeks, which will allow it to reduce the number of actual layoffs.
- Mosaik Property Management Ltd. will begin construction in a couple of months on a multimillion-dollar, eight-storey mixed residential and commercial complex at the corner of Sackville and Market Streets in Halifax. The building will be called The Dillon.
- A golf course and residential development project worth more than $50M is under construction near Hubbards. According to Aspotogan Developments, completion of the course is expected by the fall of 2015.
- According to Argyle Developments Inc., there are about 300 people currently working on the Nova Centre project in downtown Halifax, and that number will more than double when construction hits its peak in 2015
- 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
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