Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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|
|Southern Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Retail salespersons (NOC 6421) in the Southern 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 sharply.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
- Employee turnover in this occupation is high, which could generate additional employment opportunities.
Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons in the Southern region:
- Approximately 1,310 people work in this occupation.
- Retail salespersons mainly work in the following sectors:
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 77%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 20% compared to 10% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 55% compared to 66% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 24% compared to 24% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016
- The owners of Aspen Grove Farm have opened a wool and yarn shop at their sheep farm near New Germany. The Wool Room will offer products such as yarn, fleece, sheep collectibles, as well as socks and duvets.
- J.D. Irving has purchased J and H Industries in Liverpool, and will reopen it as a Kent Building Supplies store. Among the 35 former employees, 25 were offered employment. A J and H Industries lumber yard in Greenfield, employing four workers, will close.
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