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Outlook & Prospects for Printing Machine Operators in Edmonton Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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No employment outlook has been assigned to Printing Machine Operators (NOC 9471) in the Edmonton region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2015
- The Industrial Heartland Association is seeking provincial government support for a $1.6B plastics manufacturing facility in the region. The association stated that such projects typically create 1,500 construction jobs, and 150 full-time positions.
- The Capital Region Board, encompassing the greater Edmonton area, has approved the formation of a new regional economic development agency. Under an initial funding proposal, Edmonton would pay 60 per cent of the $600,000 cost for the first year.
- The Varscona Theatre in Edmonton is being demolished to make way for a new $7.5M state-of-the-art theatre scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. Four walls and an associated tower from the original building are being retained.
- Two Sergeants Brewing Inc., a new craft brewery in Fort Saskatchewan has started a crowd funding campaign to help with construction costs for their brew pub at Fort Station. The pub will feature live music and on-site brewing.
- The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce reached a record 400 members on June 1, 2015. The Chamber represents a broad spectrum of businesses from various sectors with the majority of small businesses who employ 15 people or less.
- Leduc County has decided to fund a one-year transportation project designed to help rural seniors gain access to the City of Leduc. Rural seniors travel to the city for medical and dental services and shopping.
- MEG Energy Corp. is moving forward with plans for a diluent removal facility near Bruderheim, following conditional approval from Strathcona County. The facility will strip out diluent from a pipeline mixture and recycle it back to a production plant.
- The Alberta Aerospace Training Centre, now in operation at Edmonton International Airport, is positioning the city as a leading aerospace training hub. The training centre will expand in July 2016 when Canadian Helicopters will install a helicopter simulator.
- Callidus Developments is planning a complex with three high-rises on the former Healy Ford site in downtown Edmonton. The towers will have an estimated 1,300 residential units as well as retail and commercial space.
- Edmonton Public Library has opened a new $21.3M branch in Mill Woods. The branch features a community program room, several study rooms, more than 45 public computer stations, an enhanced children's area and a seniors and multicultural centre.
- The City of Edmonton is spending $12.3M to replace the aging escalators in the Shaw Conference Centre. Lorac Construction, the contractor, expects the work to be complete by the end of 2016.
- The Black Gold Regional Schools Division recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Haven Public School in Leduc. The school is slated to open in September of 2016 with a student capacity of 500.
- Kids & Company, a corporate-sponsored child care centre, will open in the fall of 2016 in the new Edmonton Tower, located downtown. Kids & Company will offer office tenants and condo owners priority access to the child care centre.
- Alberta Health Services has opened a new $6.7M Emergency Medical Services station in Stony Plain. The building, which can hold up to 10 ambulances, has equipment and personnel to service Parkland County and the surrounding area.
- The Northern Alberta Business Incubator, a St. Albert-based business incubator, is branching out to offer business space in Edmonton. Through a partnering agreement with TRTech, co-working areas and open office spaces are available for rent.
- The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Edmonton shows 21 per cent of employers plan to hire for the third quarter of 2015, while 13 per cent anticipate cutbacks. Another 66 per cent expect to maintain their current staffing levels from July to September.
- Synodon Inc., an Edmonton-based company specializing in remote sensing, has announced changes in executive compensation in an effort to improve cash flow. Two senior staff members have agreed to partial share compensation in lieu of cash.
- The Government of Canada is providing $1.5M to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton to establish a centre dedicated to the commercialization of micro- and nano-coated products
- Canadian Tire has recently opened its largest store in Canada in south Edmonton. The store is equipped with the latest in digital technology and has an adjacent warehouse that is used to fill e-commerce orders.
- The Alberta Motor Transport Association, which represents the provincial trucking industry, has unveiled two high-tech driving simulators for use by students, entry-level drivers or professional truckers upgrading their skills. One unit is based in Edmonton and the other is a mobile unit.
- Strathcona County has approved $19M for the construction of an undergound parkade at Centre in the Park. The project is slated to begin sometime over the summer of 2015 and be complete in 24 to 36 months.
- YEG Aerocentre has opened a second private hangar and terminal, Shell AeroCentre 2 at Edmonton International Airport. The $19M project includes hangar space, VIP and passenger lounges, offfices, and shop space.
- The Edmonton Police Service is seeking 185 new recruits to replace retiring police officers in 2016. The service is dealing with a lack of applicants and is stepping up its efforts to attract candidates.
- Granify, an Edmonton-based e-commerce conversion platform, has secured a $7M investment from a global venture fund. The new money will expedite development of the company's products and allow it to attract new customers.
- Hungerford Properties is planning to start construction in 2015 on a commercial project in Sherwood Park, outside of Edmonton. Paragon Business Park is slated to have an office and warehouse building in the first phase of the project scheduled for completion in 2016.
- Strathcona County is in the midst of approximately $18M in construction and infrastructure projects funded for the 2015 summer season
- Gilead Sciences, a biotechnology company specializing in pharmaceuticals, is investing $100M to expand its Edmonton campus. The site currently has approximately 300 staff, which is expected to increase to 470 employees by the time the expansion is complete in 2017.
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