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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 Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2015
- Oilers Entertainment Group hired two assistant general managers to oversee facility operations and live entertainment for Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton
- Ivanhoé Cambridge is joining forces with Simon to build a shopping outlet centre at the Edmonton International Airport. The site is expected to have approximately 100 stores and open in the fall of 2017.
- London Drugs and Mark's Work Warehouse are set to occupy some of the space vacated by the former Target store in the St. Albert Centre mall. Other new tenants are expected by the end of 2016.
- The Brick, an Edmonton-based furniture and appliance retailer, is closing its call centres in Edmonton and Kirkland, Quebec. The Edmonton call centre has approximately nine employees. The company plans to move most workers to other positions, but some staffing reductions are expected.
- Saucier + Perrotte, a Montreal architectural firm, is in line to design the $180M Lewis Farms Recreation Centre in Edmonton. As part of the proposed contract, the company is partnering with local business, Architecture Tkalcic Bengert.
- Big Rig Craft Distillery, a micro-distillery in Nisku, started producing and distributing vodka to local liquor stores
- ICE District Properties Joint Venture announced that the new hotel adjacent to Rogers Place will be upgraded to the luxury JW Marriott brand, the third such hotel in Canada. The building is expected to open in 2018.
- The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association estimates that 7,000 to 8,000 jobs have been lost in the Nisku area, just south of Edmonton, in the last 18 months. The layoffs have had a ripple effect in other areas of the local economy.
- The alternative energy technology program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is reporting that student numbers have almost triple since the first class in 2011. Most of the students are tradespersons returning for further education.
- Remedy Café, a local coffee chain, is opening its fifth restaurant in Edmonton in March 2016
- Our House Child Care Centre, a local child care facility, has recently opened in Morinville. The facility offers a weekly music program and outdoor play space.
- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is recruiting for up to 200 jobs at a new site in downtown Edmonton. The company also has plans for 250 new positions at the Starlight Casino at West Edmonton Mall by the fall of 2016.
- Bad Axe Throwing, a recreational axe throwing facility which has five outlets in Ontario, opened its first location outside that province in Edmonton. Bad Axe targets the organized functions market such as corporate team-building events, bachelor or bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations.
- Pizza Delight, a franchise pizza restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan, closed on January 14, 2016. The franchise owner plans to open her own restaurant at the same site, Ollie's Pizza Pantry, and retain all of the 20 full-time and part-time staff.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan is expanding its business development program grants. Businesses are allowed to receive one grant once every three years.
- Earth's General Store, an Edmonton organic and natural foods retailer, launched a small downtown delivery service taking organic produce, snacks, coffee and tea to local businesses, via cargo bicycle
- The Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine is opening a privately run fertility clinic in Edmonton in the spring. Currently, the city's lone fertility clinic is run by Alberta Health Services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
- Call the Kettle Black, an Edmonton kitchen supply retailer, is closing at the end of January, after 20 years in business. The owners attributed the closure to a slumping economy, changing retail industry, and local construction delays.
- Dawson Wallace Construction was awarded a $91.5M contract for construction of an Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission warehouse in St. Albert. The new warehouse is expected to bring more than 400 jobs to St. Albert.
- The City of Edmonton approved plans for a 388-seat downtown bar despite concerns by some residents that it will saturate the neighbourhood with drinking spots. Hudsons, a local brewpub chain, plans to open the facility on the ground floor of a condominium tower.
- Planet Organic, an organic food retailer, expanded into a larger location in downtown Edmonton. The new store includes a deli, as well as a coffee and juice bar.
- NorQuest College is planning to move into the Clean Energy Technology Centre in Drayton Valley in May 2016. Construction delays prevented an earlier planned opening of the facility by January 2016.
- The City of Edmonton is advertising for a new city manager after city council decided to terminate the employment of the previous manager in September 2015. The city is hoping to fill the position by the spring of 2016.
- Inuit Edmontonmiut, an organization to support Inuit in Edmonton, has recently formed to offer Inuit-specific services in the city. Edmonton has one of the largest per capita urban Inuit populations in southern Canada.
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