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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 Feb 09 - Feb 13, 2015
- Artisans Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe recently opened in downtown Hope. The store will feature products from 10-15 vendors, with inventory rotating on a regular basis.
- Kennedy Heights printing plant recently shut down, affecting 220 employees. The closure was a result of a decision by Pacific Newspaper Group to outsource its print production to Transcontinental Printing in Delta.
- CIBT Education Group has purchased a 17-storey hotel in Vancouver with plans to renovate it and rent out suites to international students. The company plans to open a number of additional rental properties for foreign students.
- TransLink will be performing a $100M upgrade to the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster. The first of three phases includes a $25M detailed design, expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
- North Lake Ventures will be tearing down two three-storey buildings in Central Lonsdale and building a six-storey building with 107 rental units
- Chapters Indigo will be shutting down its flagship store in Vancouver on June 30. The company reported that the closure is due to a significant rent increase, but a new downtown location will be sought.
- Carecorp will be terminating its agreement with Inglewood Care Centre, affecting more than 230 staff at the Vancouver nursing home. A representative of the Hospital Employees' Union reported that 75-80% of the employees may be rehired.
- Fortinet, a security software developer in Vancouver, is hiring over 76 new employees as a result of the low Canadian dollar
- The Vancouver Port Authority has recently given licenses to 68 trucking companies, reducing the number of authorized port truckers from approximately 2,000 to 1,450. The port reported that the decision was made to prevent persistent undercutting.
- The Cloverdale MarketPlace IGA in Surrey will be closing its doors at the end of February. The closure will affect 35 employees.
- Pomme Natural Market, a Victoria-based grocer, has recently opened a new location in Vancouver's west end. The Company has stated that they would like to expand to have 10 stores in 10 years throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
- Simon Fraser University will begin offering a part-time Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate in October 2015. The program is in response to Vancouver's growing demand for quality craft beer.
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