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Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, or they may be self-employed. Bakers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.
- Prepare dough for pies, bread and rolls and sweet goods, and prepare batters for muffins, cookies, cakes, icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
- Operate machinery
- Bake mixed doughs and batters
- Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
- Ensure quality of products meets established standards
- Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
- Purchase baking supplies
- May oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods
- May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Bakers in Vancouver Island and Coast Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
- Downtown Victoria will get a new flea market this year. Located in Market Square, the flea market will run every Sunday from May 4th until September. Organizers are hoping that the new flea market will also help invigorate surrounding businesses.
- Marshalls, a US retail chain, recently opened in Victoria¿s Hillside Centre. The 29,400 sq.-ft. store has created jobs for 60 residents of Victoria. Eleven more Marshalls stores are scheduled to open across Canada this year.
- Darcy's Pub will be opening on April 22 in Langford. The pub will be hiring upwards of 70 employees for a mix of full and part-time positions.
- Target has opened its second store in Victoria, located at the Hillside Centre. The new store is larger than Victoria's first Target, coming in at 122,000-sq.-ft.
- Nine unionized employees who were laid off from the Victoria Salvation Army recycling centre in February have been reinstated following a grievance. The union reports, however, that the company is working to follow proper layoff procedures and the employees may still be out of work.
- Thrifty Foods has expressed interest in building a new location on the Belmont Secondary School property, when the school is replaced in 2015. Thrifty Foods currently does not have any locations in the West Shore.
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