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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 Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015
- Extreme drought and a grasshopper infestation are devastating crops in Parkland County, west of Edmonton. Parkland County council has declared a state of agricultural disaster and is seeking federal and provincial support for local farmers.
- The City of Wetaskiwin recently presented its Economic Development Action Plan 2015 ¿ 2018. The plan has a focus on retail development, and identifies 55 new retail projects by 2017.
- Edmonton-based SBI BioEnergy is building a$10M refinery that converts fat and grease into renewable diesel and jet fuel. Once operational in 2016, the company plans to hire 25 people.
- Tax preparation software developer Intuit Canada has laid off 60 employees, mainly in Edmonton. The company says the cuts are due to structural changes in the company. Approximately 120 employees remain in the company's Edmonton office.
- TELUS is investing $1B in Edmonton to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses directly to the company's fibre optic network over the next six years. TELUS also announced a $120,000 investment in the Edmonton Public Library system.
- The City of Edmonton has approved construction of a funicular, pedestrian bridge and outdoor elevator in the river valley. Construction on the $24M project could begin in the summer of 2015, pending financing agreements.
- Edmonton Public Schools has approved a budget of approximately $1.1B for the 2015-2016 school year. The budget includes funding for 67 additional full-time teaching jobs and 51 extra full-time support staff positions, such as educational assistants and library technicians.
- The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is testing new technology at the Edmonton International Airport to streamline passenger flow and security screening. Four new gates have been installed that automate several functions previously handled by staff, including scanning boarding passes and assigning passengers to lanes.
- The River Cree Resort and Casino, on the Enoch Cree Nation, is breaking ground on its new entertainment venue with construction scheduled to start July 7, 2015. The facility will have a capacity for 2,600 patrons.
- Edmonton Economic Development Corp. has launched the Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Edmonton. The pilot project, with some funding from the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program, is primarily aimed at businesses with annual revenues of more than $1M.
- TransCanada Corp. has plans to build a rail terminal on a property recently acquired in the Industrial Heartland Area in Strathcona County. In addition, the company currently has three projects worth $1B approved for the county.
- The Pawn Shop, a music venue in Edmonton ceased operations on June 27, 2015. The owners cited increased rent and a downturn in the local economy as reasons for the closure.
- The University of Alberta has received $5.4M in funding from the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Applied Virology, to research cancer therapies. The five-year project anticipates beginning human trials in 2020.
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