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Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers (NOC 9462) 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 strong.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:
- Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
- Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 93%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 17% compared to 16% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 72% compared to 64% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 12% compared to 20% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
- Lethbridge College received $200,000 from Deltec Power to help create the Deltec Power Electrical Lab, a state-of-the-art classroom. The facility is slated to open in August 2017.
- Contempora Construction has been awarded a $4.8M contract to build a new municipal works office building in Medicine Hat
- The City of Medicine Hat has voted to borrow up to $10.2M for reconstruction and expansion of the Veiner Centre. Completion is scheduled for 2018.
- A regional clean water line project from Foremost to Manyberries received $3.1M in combined government funding, which covers 90 percent of the estimated cost
- The Town of Taber received more than $3M in combined government funding, to upgrade the town's industrial wastewater lagoon
- A recent wage survey by Public Interest Alberta found that Medicine Hat has the highest percentage of low wage earners in Alberta. About 12% of the local workforce earns less than $12.20 per hour.
- South Country Co-op is expanding its business and plans to spend $13M in 2016 on building projects. The company has recently hired seven new senior managers at its head office, while its total workforce has grown from about 600 to more than 700 workers.
- Richardson International is spending $120M to modernize its Lethbridge canola processing plant. The project, expected to be completed in fall 2017, will have no net impact on the 160 jobs at the plant.
- The City of Lethbridge has approved two major West Lethbridge road projects, worth a combined $21.3M. Construction of the project is anticipated to start in spring 2017.
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