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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 Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016
- Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is launching a recruitment drive for firefighters for the first time in nine years and will hold information sessions around the municipality over the next month
- Bedford-based Alpha Dog Games is adding five to six employees, including 3D artists, game designers, and programmers, and may eventually double its workforce of 12 employees in 2016.
- San Francisco-based River Canada has nearly tripled its workforce in Halifax since it purchased the former Twisted Oak Studios gaming studio on August 2015. River Canada now employs 13 workers in Halifax and plans to continue adding employees over the next year.
- Musquodoboit Valley Co-op, a grocery and feed store in Middle Musquodoboit, has closed after 78 years in business. The store employed two full-time and three part-time workers.
- A database and outreach service is now available in Halifax which enables job seekers with autism and intellectual disabilities to connect with job opportunities. Autism Nova Scotia is involved with the program, as part of a national initiative.
- Patrons Golf & Lounge recently opened in Bedford. The facility includes indoor golf simulators, dining room, and a lounge.
- Bermuda-based bank Butterfield Group will create up to 50 jobs over the next six years in the area of financial reporting and analysis, at its Halifax location. The company will benefit from a provincial payroll rebate program.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the return of many workers from the western oilfields has been a factor in population growth and lower rental unit vacancy rates in the Halifax area over the past year.
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