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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 Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Vancouver city council is considering a shared-ownership pilot program to help make home ownership more affordable for moderate-income, longer-term residents
- A large seniors care home, proposed by Elim Housing Society, was recently approved by Chilliwack city council. The new facility includes a mix of seniors living, residential care, and medical units for over 500 individuals.
- Lionsgate, a California-based studio, moved production of a new TV series from North Carolina to Vancouver. The move is expected to create a number of local jobs, more if the project involves multiple seasons.
- Bridge Studios, a film studio in Burnaby, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion. Once complete, the expanded studio is expected to provide employment opportunities for 800 to 1,000 people.
- Eaglequest Coyote Creek, a golf course in Surrey, recently hosted a hiring fair. The facility is hiring for multiple positions, including servers, bartenders and cooks.
- The Railway Club, an iconic live music venue in Vancouver, recently closed its doors
- BC Housing and Abbotsford Community Services are building a new supportive housing project in the city. The four-storey building is expected to open in mid-2017, and will provide 30 residential units for men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- New Westminster approved funding for a new $8M animal shelter. The new facility, which is expected to take three to four years to build, will be three times larger than the current shelter.
- Vancouver Coastal Health expects to increase the number of hospice beds in the city from 28 to 46
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