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Outlook & Prospects for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 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 large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2015
- Vancouver's office vacancy rate has reached an 11-year high of 10% and could increase further as several towers near completion. Commercial realtor Avison Young reports that 1.4M square feet of new tower space has yet to secure any tenants.
- The George Derby Centre, a supportive housing development for low-income seniors in Burnaby, received its final allocation of funding. The project will now move ahead with construction planning and tender to a developer.
- The former Vancouver Remand Centre has completed its $20M conversion into a residential building. The first two floors will be for youth in Bladerunners, a program that teaches life skills; the remaining will be for low-income residents.
- Housing demand is strong in Metro Vancouver, with a 30% increase in the number of sales between July 2014 and July 2015. Over a 10-year average, the housing sales in July are up 33.5%.
- Canadian law firm Osler has recently opened a new office in Vancouver
- Sources, a south Surrey-based food bank, has opened a new location in Langley. Sources is the second food bank operating in Langley, but the only one that is recognized by the provincial and national associations of food banks.
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