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Outlook & Prospects for Government Managers – Economic Analysis, Policy Development and Program Administration in North Shore Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Nova Scotia.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015
- Longshore Fisheries Ltd. will open in February in Sonora, Guysborough County. The lobster processing plant hopes its large storage capacity will enable it to operate year-round, making it easier to retain employees. The business hopes to employ 20 to 30 workers full-time, and eventually expand to other products.
- Rivers Bend Wood Products Inc., a hardwood floor manufacturer in Pomquet, has closed, resulting in the layoff of 17 employees. As for another similar business which closed in the province within the last year, the company indicated it had no access to a reliable supply of hardwood.
- Natural Forces will begin site preparation work on a wind turbine project near Amherst within the next few weeks. Full construction will begin later in the spring of 2015.
- Four jobs will be lost when Sears Canada closes its store in Amherst in March. The company was unable to find a new owner/operator for the store, and is now seeking an agent to operate a delivery counter in the town.
- Construction on the expansion and redevelopment of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital will begin in February. The contract for the project has been awarded to Bird Construction.
- Construction of The Willow, an $8M, 60-unit apartment complex in New Glasgow, should be completed by April 2015. The owner indicates that most of the workers have come from the local area.
- The town of Stellarton will ratify a new contract with its police force. The contract would pay workers 2.75% more in each year of the five-year deal.
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