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Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers  (NOC 9462)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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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

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Table on the employment potential for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Good   (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 News

Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
  • The City of Medicine Hat issued 183 new business licences in the first quarter of 2016, more than double the number in recent years during the same period. The bulk of new home-based businesses are in construction and contracting.
  • Lawrence Meier Trucking Ltd, a Medicine Hat construction company, is reducing staff and selling off some equipment in its trucking, paving, and underground utility interests. The company did disclose any job numbers.
  • The University of Lethbridge is receiving $248M over four years from the Government of Alberta for capital projects. Construction of the university's new science-oriented facility will take four years and create hundreds of jobs for local trades and sub-contractors.
Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016
  • Hertz Equipment Rentals, an industrial equipment rental firm, has closed its office in Medicine Hat
Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016
  • Redcliff Stake and Lath, a Medicine Hat company that builds and sells survey stakes and wooden reels, was recently destroyed by a fire
  • Construction has started on the $40M Masterpiece Southland Meadows seniors residence in Medicine Hat. The project is expected to create about 250 jobs during the construction phase. According to the owners, 150 permanent jobs will be created when the facility will open in late fall 2017.
Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016
  • Jobs R Us, an employment services company, has opened in Brooks
  • The Town of Claresholm is receiving $5.325M for stormwater management and flood mitigation projects from the Government of Alberta
  • Lethbridge College has teamed with AGCO Corporation and Hanlon Ag Centre to ensure their agriculture and heavy equipment apprenticeship students have access to up-to-date training and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Alberta Health Services plans to open 12 more supportive living spaces in Lethbridge in April 2016. Another 24 local spaces are being planned for 2017.
  • 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.
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