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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 Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014
- Fraser Health recently announced that it will be creating two Assertive Community Treatments teams. The teams will serve Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey, and North Delta, providing support for mental health and substance use.
- The Iron Horse Youth Safe House, in Maple Ridge, will be closing its doors by the end of the year. The closure affects approximately 20 part-time and casual staff.
- The Insurance Corp. of BC has announced that it is laying off 10 senior managers and two vice-presidents. The layoffs will save the company approximately $2.2M in operating expenses annually.
- The Ishtar Transition Housing Society is closing its 10-bed Libra House in Langley on January 31. The closure will affect 10 full-time, 11 part-time, and 14 casual staff.
- The North Vancouver council has approved a new coach house policy, capping the houses at 968 sq.-ft. The district expects between five and 25 applications for coach houses every year.
- Slack, a Vancouver-born start-up, has announced that it will begin aggressively hiring in Vancouver, once its renovations are complete. The company is headquarter in San Francisco, but intends to keep a number of its employees in Vancouver.
- 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.
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