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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 Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2015
- Goodies Thrift Store, a non-profit retail business, has opened in Burnside Park. Party City, a party supply business, will open in Dartmouth Crossing in the coming months.
- Clothing store Canook opened September 21 on Barrington Street in Halifax, employing four or five workers
- EGG Studios of Halifax will be closing on November 6, leaving 20 employees without a job
- Conifer Financial Services plans to create an addition 350 jobs in Halifax with a $60.8M investment
- Ambassatours is building a $4.4M milllion facility in Halifax to consolidate its operations. The project is expected to be completed in nine months.
- The major Irving Shipbuilding project has begun in Halifax, and currently employs about 900 people. Employment will grow to 1,600 workers over the next two years, and is expected to grow to 2,500 during peak periods of the 30-year project.
- Admiral Insurance will hire 30 workers in October in its Halifax office to work as service advisors. The company had previously hired 146 people since January 2015, and plans to have 500 workers on staff by the end of the year.
- Halifax-based CanJet Airlines has laid off its remaining pilots and flight attendants and ended its flight operations. The company had laid off 115 employees in April and had since been operating one aircraft out of Montreal.
- Alpha Strike Laser Tag, located in Burnside Park in Dartmouth, has closed
- Cintamani, an outdoor apparel company, has opened in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford. Brain Candy Toys and Fluffy Bottom Babies, two retailers of children's products, will open in the mall in October.
- Paysant Building Products Ltd. has acquired assets of Enfield Home Hardware Ltd., which closed in the spring. Paysant will reopen the store in the coming months and hire about 20 employees.
- The SIM Group, an international company that rents equipment to the film industry, will close its Halifax office by October. Six people will lose their jobs. The company blames a slowdown in the local film industry for the closure.
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