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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 May 04 - May 08, 2015
- Maple Ridge city council recently approved the hiring of four street outreach workers for a six-month work term
- Video game developer, A Thinking Ape, recently held a pop-up job fair in Vancouver. The event had over 400 job seekers signed up to meet with representatives from 12 gaming companies.
- The City of Vancouver is developing a website that will allow residents to report vacant homes. The reporting site will help tackle the growing concerns surrounding vacant properties, given current affordability challenges in the city.
- The John Volken Academy has recently opened its new $80M addictions treatment facility in Surrey. The 220,000 sq.-ft. facility offers 24hr treatment and education for a minimum of two years, for up to 150 residents.
- According to a new report by Vancity, if housing prices in the region continue to rise, while incomes stay stagnant, the only area in Metro Vancouver which will remain affordable by 2030 will be Langley
- DeNA, a Japanese mobile game publisher, has laid off a number of employees at its Vancouver and San Francisco offices. The company has not reported the number of employees in Vancouver that lost their jobs.
- Providence Health Care has announced that it will be closing St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver. The company will be opening a new $1.2B facility south of the Downtown Eastside, with an estimated completion date of 2022.
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