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Outlook & Prospects for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Avalon Peninsula 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair 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 growth is expected to be weak.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2015
- The City of St. John's has approved $1.25B for a 10-year capital works program. The funding will be allocated for infrastructure projects such as water, sewer and bridges, parks and recreation and city buildings.
- Demolition work is on-going on the old Canadian Forces buildings at the Fort Pepperell site in Pleasantville. A new headquarters building called The Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building officially opened on The Boulevard last year.
- The Government of NL awarded a $3.8M contract to Trident Construction Limited for enhancements to the wharf at Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
- The Government of NL announced $362,055 in funding to the East Coast Trail Association to support trail operations and improvements
- Members of the United Steelworkers union held a demonstration in Labrador City on May 25. The union was demonstrating against the announcement made in April by the Iron Ore Company of Canada to lay off 150 workers in June.
- The Government of NL announced $126,000 in funding for regional diversification and development initiatives in the Placentia area and St. Mary's region
- Carbonear Academy, a new $22M K-8 school in the Town of Carbonear, officially opened on May 27
- Memorial University of NL held a recruitment fair for teachers in St. John's on May 27. While jobs for teachers are dwindling in NL, the fair created an awareness of international opportunities. There are 1.8M teachers needed in 114 countries worldwide.
- Construction of a new science building for Memorial University of NL is scheduled to begin the week of May 18. The new building will be located between Clinch Crescent and the University Centre.
- The Come By Chance oil refinery is now processing crude from oil rigs in Canada's offshore for the first time
- The Government of Canada announced $40M to build a new regional Coast Guard Atlantic headquarters in St. John's. The base will be built near the existing Coast Guard facility in St. John's and is expected to be completed in 2018.
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