Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
|Yukon Territory||(2 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Yukon for the 2017-2019 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Yukon region:
- Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
- Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 51%
- Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 44%
- 73% of Social and community service workers work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017
- The Government of Yukon is taking steps to create a new 24-hour support service to help victims of sexual assault. The Sexualized Assault Response Team will begin operations in Whitehorse and then expand to other communities.
- The Watson Lake Daycare has closed due to staff shortages. The non-profit organization has struggled with employee recruitment because of low wages paid to child care workers in the community.
- The Government of Yukon is struggling with a shortage of nurses in the territory and is having difficulty recruiting for rural positions
- The new $14M Salvation Army Centre of Hope facility has opened in Whitehorse. The facility will have about 20 staff working onsite and will cost about $2M to operate annually.
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