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Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Machinists and Related Occupations in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat 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|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region was 45 years and 31% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- Iron Horse Energy Services, based in Dunmore, has reduced its workforce by 15%. The layoffs were attributed to a shortage of work due to declining oil prices.
- Sanjel Corporation, a global energy services provider, has announced suspension of its Medicine Hat operations effective March 31, 2015. The closure could affect up to 150 employees, but the company stated that several employees have been offered other positions within the organization.
- The Government of Alberta is funding a 200-bed seniors facility for Medicine Hat with a $6M grant. Masterpiece Retirement Residence is expected to start construction in the fall of 2015, with an opening planned for the fall of 2016.
- Alberta Health Services will be adding six new emergency medical technicians in Medicine Hat effective April 1, 2015, to deal with increased ambulance call volumes in the region. Additional changes will boost the number of local EMS personnel to 36.
- Twenty-five auxiliary nursing care employees at the Raymond Health Centre have joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, following a worksite vote on March 13, 2015. The location was the last auxiliary nursing care site in Alberta that did not have union representation.
- The Blood First Nation recently announced the construction of the $5.7M Kainai Food Market, a grocery store in Stand Off. The supermarket is scheduled to open in November 2016 and employ at least 12 band members.
- Sanjel Corporation, a global energy services provider, has announced the closure of its Brooks operations effective March 31, 2015. The company did not disclose the number of affected employees.
- Telus is spending $9.2M to connect 90% of the homes and businesses in the Taber area to fiber optic networks during 2015
- The Alberta Wheat Commission and funding partners are spending $2.2M over four years for research and development projects targeting winter wheat production in southern Alberta
- The Victory Silica Plant near Medicine Hat has fallen behind on production in 2014, partly due to staff turnover, but anticipates reaching its targets by the end of 2015. The company expects that demand for fracking sand will rebound.
- The Town of Redcliff will have a family doctor in the community effective April 1, 2015, after several years without a physician. Employees have been hired for the medical office and renovations to the facility are nearing completion. The town physician recruitment and retention committee is seeking additional doctors for the community.
- Lowe's, a U.S. home improvement company, expects to hire up to 140 year-round positions and another 40 to 50 seasonal jobs for its new store in Lethbridge, which opens in spring 2015
- Miclex Construction will rebuild the outdoor Henderson Pool in Lethbridge following a decision from the City of Lethbridge to fund the $10.25M project. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2015, with completion by May 2016.
- The Town of Redcliff has approved pay increases for its fire department to achieve compensation parity with similar communities. The town currently has 21 firefighters.
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