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Outlook & Prospects for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Avalon Peninsula Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) (NOC 7421) in the Avalon Peninsula 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 is expected to decline.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in the Avalon Peninsula region:
- Approximately 2,230 people work in this occupation.
- Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): more than 95%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 11% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 75% compared to 70% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 14% compared to 17% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016
- Suncor is planning to move its 300 employees from the Scotia Centre in downtown St. John's to a growing commercial and retail area off Kenmount Road. Construction will begin soon to retrofit the new office space, with completion expected by summer 2018.
- Construction has started on the City of St. John's Annex and is expected to continue until December 2016. The total cost of the project is $3.5M and will include upgrades to the roof, a replacement of the building envelope and repairs to the pedway.
- Memorial University has issued tenders for the construction of the main building of the former Battery Hotel in St. John's. The facility is being redevelop into offices, conference and community space, with completion expected for winter 2017.
- The former Crossroads Motel in Paradise is being replaced with a new 59-room hotel with a separate restaurant and bar.
- The site of a former school in Clarenville is being converted into 10 affordable housing units with the help of the New Life Community Church group and a $1.25M grant from the Government of NL
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