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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)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest 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 weak.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 16,630 people work in this occupation.
- Receptionists and Switchboard Operators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
- Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) and Telephone Operators (NOC 1424) fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 60% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2016
- Movie and TV production in Vancouver is up by 45% so far in 2016, compared to the same period last year. In the past few months, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees signed an average of 150 new workers per month.
- A recent report found that Metro Vancouver requires 18,200 new housing units per year over the next decade. One-third of the new units should be purpose-built rentals, while two-thirds of which should be earmarked for low-income households.
- The City of Vancouver's bike sharing service was launched on July 20, 2016. The program will allow members of the rental network to benefit from greater mobility within the city.
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society opened a new location in Hope. The facility specializes in dealing with the effects of traumatization.
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