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Outlook & Prospects for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region was 38 years and 17% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2014
- Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition has completed its 104th year. The 15-day event saw an increase in attendance from last year, with 769,242 visitors.
- South Surrey brokerage firm, 8th Avenue Elite Realty Ltd, has had its licence suspended. The suspension affects approximately 70 real estate agents and does not have a specified end date at this point.
- The benchmark home price in Metro Vancouver has risen 5% to $631,600 in August, compared to the same time last year. In addition, sales rose by 10.2% across the region during the same timeframe.
- Ericsson, a communications technology company, is hiring 90 additional employees at its Burnaby research and development centre. The positions include software, hardware, and firmware developers.
- The BC health ministry has announced an additional $60M in funding over the next two years in the Fraser Health region. The money is expected to help improve the quality and safety of patient care.
- The Vancouver Aquarium has opened its $45M expansion. The 5,100 square-metre expansion is the first of three phases of revitalization of the facility.
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