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Outlook & Prospects for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Edmonton 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|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9411) in the Edmonton 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 small number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2015
- Edmonton International Airport started work on a $15M road construction project that aims to improve access to the airport, the business park in Nisku and a new Outlet Mall under construction. The project is expected to be complete in 2016.
- The 2015 municipal census for the City of Fort Saskatchewan found that only two percent of the respondents reported being unemployed. Most of the employees reported working in the city, Edmonton, Devon and Sherwood Park.
- Stantec, an Edmonton-based engineering firm, has expanded the plans for its Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton. The $500M tower will now be 66 storeys, the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto.
- The Hampton Inn by Hilton in Sherwood Park held a grand opening ceremony on September 10, 2015. Three additional hotels are planned for the city, with one under construction and two awaiting approval.
- Parkland County voted to financially support the formation of the proposed Edmonton Metropolitan Region Economic Development Framework for three years. The goal of the framework is to market the capital region to the world.
- Victims Services is seeking funding from the Town of Stony Plain to help with their 2015 budget. The money will go towards administration costs, recruitment campaigns, as well as resource materials for victims and training for staff.
- Youth Empowerment and Support Services, an Edmonton organization that supports homeless youth, has cut staff and reduced services in response to funding shortfalls. The organization receives two-thirds of its funding from grants and donations which vary on a yearly basis.
- The Government of Alberta has announced $30M in GreenTRIP funding to support expansion of the public transit system in the Capital Region. The money also supports the development of regional smart fare technology.
- A proposed $50M liquefied natural gas plant in Sturgeon County is being opposed by local residents near Villeneuve. Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc says that the facility is subject to approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator.
- BioNeutra Global has recently acquired a manufacturing facility in Edmonton to produce specialized food ingredients. The building will also house the corporate head office and expand the research and development capabilities of the company.
- Bohemia, an 84-person bar in downtown Edmonton is up for sale and scheduled for closure if no buyer is found before September 20, 2015. Four other small venues in the city have already closed in 2015.
- Three schools in Edmonton slated to open in September 2016 have had their completion dates pushed back to September 2017 because of construction delays. Methane gas has been discovered at two of the sites, and the third has been subject to design and permit delays.
- Koa Hot Yoga, a yoga studio in Fort Saskatchewan, officially opened for business on August 17, 2015 at the Fort Station development
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