Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Clerks in this unit group write correspondence, proofread material for accuracy, compile material for publication and perform other related clerical duties. They are employed by newspapers, periodicals, publishing firms and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.
advertising clerk, classified advertising clerk, correspondence clerk, directory compiler, editorial assistant, press clipper, proofreader, publication clerk, reader, translation clerk.
- Classified advertising clerks receive customers' orders for classified advertising, write and edit copy, calculate advertising rates and bill customers.
- Correspondence clerks write business and government correspondence such as replies to requests for information and assistance, damage claims, credit and billing enquiries and service complaints.
- Editorial assistants and publication clerks assist in the preparation of periodicals, advertisements, catalogues, directories and other material for publication; proofread material; verify facts and conduct research.
- Proofreaders read material prior to publication to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical or compositional errors within tight deadlines.
- Readers and press clippers read newspapers, magazines, press releases and other publications to locate and file articles of interest to staff and clients.
Outlook & Prospects for Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-13|
|Cape Breton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-05|
|Halifax Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-05-12|
|North Shore Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-07|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-10-06|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
- International health informatics and software development company Global Village Consulting Inc. hopes to create up to 25 positions in Halifax over five years with the help of a provincial payroll rebate. Consultants, human resources personnel, and systems experts will be among the positions.
- The Sydney Airport will receive $1.3M in federal funding to help repair taxiways
- Southwest Properties will begin construction of buildings in 2015 on the $500M Motherhouse property development in Rockingham. The project will take several years to complete, and will include 1,976 residential units.
- A $21M roadway construction project at Halifax Stanfield International Airport has begun and will be completed in mid-year 2015. Dartmouth-based Brycon Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract.
- Declining enrolments will result in a reduction of hours for library technicians employed by the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board for the 2014-15 school year
- Dartmouth-based Wartsila Canada Inc. and Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. have been awarded federal contracts totalling more than $2M for system design, refits, and conversions on Fisheries and Oceans Canada vessels
- Peasant's Pantry, a restaurant and butcher shop, has opened in the former location of the Highwayman Restaurant in New Ross. The business has hired two people so far.
- A Giant Tiger store will open at a shopping centre in Yarmouth in the spring of 2015. Some construction work will also be associated with the project.
- Michaels, an arts and craft supply company, will hire 60 workers for its store currently under construction in Truro
- Mahone Auto Service in Blockhouse will close at the end of August due to new requirements by the Ford Motor Company, which would entail costly renovations. The dealership has been operating for 67 years and its closure will put 18 employees out of work.
- According to the Nova Scotia Nurses Union, registered nurses in Nova Scotia are, on average, the oldest in Canada and anyone who graduates from qualified nursing programs in the province has a good chance of getting a job because of the demand
- The Atlantic Innovation Fund will provide funding to a number of Nova Scotia companies for research into various areas, such as biomaterial and diagnostic products in health, light-blocking products for airplanes, and underwater sensors
- Premium Seafood has reopened its seafood store in Arichat, creating two jobs. Fire had destroyed the company's store and fish plant in 2013. There are plans to begin construction of a new plant in the fall of 2014.
- Chester-based Hawboldt Industries has hired four engineers, bringing its total workforce to 50, after procuring a contract to design and manufacture deck machinery for Canada's new offshore fisheries and science vessels
- Oxford Frozen Foods has purchased the blueberry growing and processing assets of Rainbow Farms Ltd. in Upper Rawdon, which had closed in the fall of 2013. About 12 to 30 workers had been employed, depending on the season, and some may be rehired.
- Toronto-based international law firm Torys LLP will open the Torys Legal Services Centre in Halifax in October. The company plans to recruit nationally, and will initially hire five lawyers, with plans to expand to 15.
- NTT Data Canada Inc., formerly Keane Canada Inc., will create up to 500 new information technology positions for its Halifax development centre over the next six years, with the help of a provincial payroll rebate
- The New Glasgow Regional Police Association has signed a new five-year collective agreement with the town, which will result in raises of between 2% and 2.5% each year
- A two-year, $150M reconstruction of the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax will begin in the spring of 2015. Local contractors will benefit, and over 100 engineers and trades persons will be employed at points over the project.
- Millennium 1 Solutions, a Bridgewater-based call centre that primarily serves the financial sector, will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. The company currently employs 200 workers.
- Bubba Rays Too, a 230-seat restaurant and sports bar, will open in August on Bayers Road in Halifax
- DHX Media, a Halifax-based animation production company, is seeking 45 digital animators to add to its staff of 115 workers. The company continues to be active in producing television shows for industry leaders.
- Despite declining enrolments, the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board will add nine full-time equivalent teaching positions for the 2014-2015 school year
- Sobeys Inc. is closing its Amherst Foodland grocery store in early July 2014, which will mean job losses for its 26 employees
- The South Shore Regional School board will cut 12.9 full-time equivalent custodial, information technology, bus driving, library and administrative assistant positions in an effort to balance the 2014-2015 budget
- Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to supply underwater sonar equipment to German company Atlas Elektronik. Ultra employs 130 people in Dartmouth.
- The Unique Boutique, which will offer hand-crafted items from Nova Scotia artisans, will open in July in Lunenburg
- Halifax-based Southwest Properties indicates that the company doesn't foresee any labour shortage issues affecting its four large Halifax construction projects. The company adds that it can also draw on a regional labour pool.
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