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Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers 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 Furniture Finishers and Refinishers (NOC 9494) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring or leaving this occupation. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth, as well as a proportionately larger number of unemployed workers with experience in this occupation that may compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region was 43 years and 12% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014
- Pomellato, an Italian jewelry store, has opened its first Canadian location in Vancouver's Pacific Centre
- The City of Vancouver has designated a location to build the city's first Technology and Social Innovation Centre. The Centre will be run in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the Vancity Community Foundation.
- HMV is opening a new 3,000 sq.-ft. location on Robson Street later this fall. HMV previously closed a 30,000 sq.-ft. downtown location in early 2012.
- Maple Ridge council recently approved an Employment Land Investment Incentive program. The program is based on a similar one that was launched for the downtown area in 2010; however, this year the incentive will be aimed at the industrial areas.
- Destination Toyota has begun construction on a new 90,000 sq.-ft. dealership in Burnaby. The new location will include a service shop and auto body shop, while making it one of the largest Toyota dealerships in Canada.
- Langley's Economic Development Department will be hosting its yearly Economic Forum at the end of October. This year, the forum will focus on the future of the transportation infrastructure in the area.
- The University of British Columbia is constructing a new mixed-use student housing tower, which will be the world's tallest wooden building of its kind. The $30M project will include academic space and up to 400 beds.
- L'Occitane en Provence has opened a new flagship store in Vancouver. The body, face and home products retailer currently has 29 free-standing stores across Canada.
- The Canada Lands Company has agreed to sell the last two pieces of federal land in Vancouver, to become residential neighbourhoods. The $307M deal includes 31.5 hectares of land, primarily consisting of the Jericho Garrison.
- Marriott International will be building a $150M Autograph Collection hotel at Surrey's 3 Civic Plaza project. The 21-storey hotel will include 144 luxury suites and is scheduled to open by Christmas 2016.
- The city of Vancouver has hired additional staff to help process a backlog of permit approvals. Vancouver homebuilders have reported that the current delays are causing some layoffs in the industry.
- The Neil Squire Society is hosting a job fair for persons living with a disability in Burnaby on October 23
- Kin's Farm Market, a Richmond-based produce store, is opening new locations in Kerrisdale, Coquitlam, and Vancouver's West End
- Boys' Co, an upscale menswear retailer, has opened a new 1,300 sq.-ft. store in Surrey. This is the fifth Boys'Co location, four of which are located in Vancouver.
- Molson Coors Canada has laid off 15 employees at its Vancouver brewery. The layoffs included employees on the bottle line, label operators and mechanics.
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