Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades (NOC 7216) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat 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 growth is expected to be weak.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:
- Approximately 840 people work in this occupation.
- Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 33%
- Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 19%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
- Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 6%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 10% compared to 16% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 69% compared to 64% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 21% compared to 20% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- The planned closure of Teck's Coal Mountain operations in BC by the end of 2017 will likely impact about 94 employees in Alberta
- Hertz Equipment Rentals, an industrial equipment rental firm, has closed its office in Medicine Hat
- Millennium Stimulation Services has closed its shop in Dunmore and ceased major operations in the Medicine Hat area. Gas Drive, a compressor company, has also closed its local office but plans to maintain a core staff for customer service.
- Medicine Hat's Alberta Works Centre is reporting a 70% increase in the number of unemployed people seeking help, compared to 2015. More clients at the centre are also looking for income support.
- Trican Well Services has suspended its active well-servicing operations in Medicine Hat and issued layoff notices to 100 employees. The company is retaining a small staff and its facility in nearby Redcliff.
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