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||(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 Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- Alberta Health Services filled 10 open physician positions in the Medicine Hat area for 2016/17. The region also requires eight rural medicine doctors.
- Lethbridge College experienced a 15% spike in new student enrolment this year. The college attributes part of the increase to mature learners who are looking for a career change.
- The planned closure of Teck's Coal Mountain operations in BC by the end of 2017 will likely impact about 94 employees in Alberta
- The Municipal District of Willow Creek approved a development permit for a medical marijuana facility in Claresholm. The $15M facility is scheduled to have a greenhouse, offices and processing areas.
- 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.
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