Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers (NOC 9494) 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.
Here are some key facts about Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 670 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Furniture Finishers and Refinishers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 63%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 84% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 13% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016
- Vancouver English Centre, a language school, recently closed its doors in downtown Vancouver. The closure resulted in 45 teachers and more than a dozen additional staff members being laid-off.
- Diamond Head Development is constructing Skyridge, a 20-acre residential development, in Squamish. Construction is scheduled to begin in November and the final phase of the project will be completed by early 2019.
- New Westminster-based Big Star Sandwich recently opened a new location in Burnaby
- Browns Social House recently opened a new location in North Vancouver
- The renovated Holt Renfrew store recently opened its doors in Vancouver. The expanded store includes a 1,750sq.-ft dining space as well as expanded shop-in-shop boutiques.
- Tsawwassen Mills, a 1.2M sq.-ft. shopping centre, opened in Delta on October 5. The mall will feature 200 stores and restaurants which will create approximately 3,000 full- and part-time positions.
- Polygon Parker House ltd. is developing the final low-rise building at its Windsor Gate project. The project includes 131 apartment residences in two buildings.
- OPAL by Element, a $97.4M retirement community, recently received its final development permit from the City of Vancouver. Construction of the project will begin in fall 2016.
- Suitela Fight Club, a martial arts and boxing gym, closed its doors in Surrey on October 1
- Hollyburn Properties is planning to redevelop its 14-storey Vancouver apartment building into a 42-storey rental apartment tower, adding more than 200 units to the project
- Roadhouse Interactive, a Vancouver-based on-line and mobile game development studio, closed at the beginning of September resulting in 100 layoffs
- Joseph Richard Group is opening its third S+L Kitchen & Bar location in Surrey. The opening date of the restaurant will be announced in October 2016.
- Chilliwack School District saw an increase in student enrollment numbers, with 196 more students registering this year than projected. As a result, the school district is hiring additional staff.
- Surrey council approved the development of 131 new single-family lots in the Clayton neighbourhood. The 16-acre project will house 136 students in the neighbourhood.
- Skydance Studios opened a new 12-acre film and television production studio in Surrey on September 20. The facility includes five sound stages and can employ up to 400 people.
- The Poké Shop, a Hawaiian-style restaurant, recently opened in Vancouver
- The Juicery Co. is planning to open a new location on Vancouver's Main Street
- The City of Vancouver plans to become a living-wage employer within the next few years. The change will primarily affect city contracts for janitorial, security and graffiti removal, where employees are paid less than the living wage of $20.64.
- Kit and Ace, a Vancouver-based clothing chain, is laying off 20% of its 280 head-office employees. The chain also plans to close approximately 25% of its 60 outlets in the next two years.
- Southlands Community Farm and Market Square project, a 50-acre farming development in Delta, is moving ahead. The project includes an agricultural precinct building, two large farms and several smaller farms to attract new and young farmers.
- The City of Abbotsford is constructing a $1.5M extension to Mason Street. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2017.
- The City of Chilliwack will begin construction on the Vedder Bridge replacement shortly. The $12.5M project is expected to be complete by October 2017.
- Bella Terra Investments Inc. is developing Bella Terra by the Lake, 26 custom-built single-family homes, in Anmore
- Hub Engineering Inc. proposed building 131 homes in the southern portion of Surrey's West Clayton neighbourhood
- Construction recently began on University of British Columbia's The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre in Vancouver
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