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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 Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
- Splashdown Park recently closed its doors in Tsawwassen
- Wealth One Bank of Canada opened a new office in Vancouver. The bank is the newest federally chartered bank to open in Canada.
- Cardero, a condominium project by Bosa Properties, set a new high price point for condos in Canada by pre-selling units in the $1,750-per-square-foot range. The project is slated for completion in late 2019.
- The annual Pacific National Exhibition took place in Vancouver from August 20 to September 5. The event employs approximately 3,660 workers and is one of the largest employers of youth in the province.
- Boeing is opening a new laboratory in downtown Vancouver, creating more than 200 highly-skilled jobs in the city. The lab will focus on data analytics-driven software solutions.
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