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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 Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014
- The Vancouver Economic Commission presented a case for the City of Vancouver to become the first Chinese renminbi currency hub in the Americas. The currency hub could save companies money and reduce supply chain costs by purchasing renminbi directly.
- Office vacancy rates in Vancouver have reached a 10-year high, at 9.6%. Vacancy rates are expected to continue to increase next year, as 700,000 sq.-ft. of new office inventory will be constructed by the end of 2014.
- A number of Asian tech firms are expanding their operations in Vancouver. FunPlus Games is seeking a new facility in the city, which will allow them to expand from 12 to 30 employees.
- The Canada Lands Company has agreed to sell the last two pieces of federal land in Vancouver, to become residential neighbourhoods. The $307M deal includes 31.5 hectares of land, primarily consisting of the Jericho Garrison.
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