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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 Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- Simon Fraser University will be closing its 60-unit Louis Riel House student-family residence at the end of August. There are currently 20 low-income students with families and 40 mature students living in the residence.
- The BC Health Employees' Union has reported that more than 240 aides, nurses, cleaners and dietary workers at Laurel Place care home, in Surrey, will be given layoff notices effective June 1
- Aramark has lost its contract with Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals and extended care facilities, resulting in layoff notices for its 935 staff. The new contract has been awarded to Compass Group, who is committed to retaining as many affected staff as possible.
- CIBT Education Group has purchased a 17-storey hotel in Vancouver with plans to renovate it and rent out suites to international students. The company plans to open a number of additional rental properties for foreign students.
- North Lake Ventures will be tearing down two three-storey buildings in Central Lonsdale and building a six-storey building with 107 rental units
- Carecorp will be terminating its agreement with Inglewood Care Centre, affecting more than 230 staff at the Vancouver nursing home. A representative of the Hospital Employees' Union reported that 75-80% of the employees may be rehired.
- Fortinet, a security software developer in Vancouver, is hiring over 76 new employees as a result of the low Canadian dollar
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