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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)||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 Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- Brookside Foods is closing its production facility in Abbotsford in October 2016. The closure will affect approximately 180 employees.
- Magnolia House Holdings is replacing two aging rental properties in Vancouver with a single 40-unit apartment building
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society opened a new location in Hope. The facility specializes in dealing with the effects of traumatization.
- Lowe¿s opened a new location in Abbotsford on July 7. The new store, which employs 140 associates , is Lowe¿s second location in BC.
- Element Lifestyle Retirement will begin construction on OPAL, a new retirement community, in Vancouver in fall 2016
- The Government of BC announced a $15.5M investment in flood prevention in Surrey. The city will contribute another $10M toward the project, raising and boosting several dikes around the city.
- PICS employment programs presents PICS Mega Job Fair and Business Expo 2016 on August 4 at North Surrey Recreation Centre, 10275 City Parkway, Surrey, BC.
- Chard Development is constructing a new 54,000 sq.-ft. building in Vancouver. The four-storey office strata building is expected to break ground in January 2017, with an 18-month construction period.
- Ted Baker opened a new location at Vancouver's McArthusGlen Outlet
- New Westminster is building a new 7,100 sq.-ft. animal shelter and tow yard. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.
- Alpha Secondary School, a high school in Burnaby, began a $27.2M renovation. The project involves seismic upgrades and the replacement of two classroom wings. Construction is scheduled for completion in fall of 2018.
- A Vancouver developer announced plans to open Hawkers Wharf, a public market featuring 25 local, independent food start-ups
- Vancouver school board are considering closing 12 schools, 11 of which are located on the city's east side. Under the proposed plan, 11 of the 12 schools would close by September 2017, with the final one closing in September 2018.
- The City of New Westminster is building BridgeNet, a one-gigabit-rated fibre optic network. New Westminster hopes that the network will help attract new businesses to the city.
- West Vancouver city council recently endorsed a five-year plan that will expand the Spirit Trail and replace nine buildings with a new arts centre and bistro
- Construction will begin shortly on Mahogany at Mill Lake, an $80M high-rise in Abbotsford
- Microsoft recently opened its new Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver. The new centre will double Microsoft's workforce in Vancouver from 350 to 700.
- Chevron Canada is soliciting bids for its Burnaby oil refinery and fuel distribution network in BC and Alberta. The refinery, which employs approximately 430 people, currently processes 55,000 barrels-per-day.
- Nightingale, a new Vancouver restaurant, recently opened downtown
- Bad Axe Throwing, a Burlington-based company, is opening its first BC location in Surrey
- Federal, provincial, and municipal governments announced nearly $1B in joint transit funding for BC. The funding will allow for 55 new rail cars, a third Seabus, new transit exchanges, and the construction of Surrey's new light-rail lines.
- Chanel recently opened a 470 sq.-m. flagship store in Vancouver, located on the first floor of Holt Renfrew
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