Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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Local Employment Potential Information
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No employment outlook has been assigned to Desktop publishing operators and related occupations (NOC 1423) in the Halifax region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017
- Fresh Food Truck and Smokinstein Food Truck will begin operating in the Halifax area in April 2017. The owner, who is relocating the trucks from Barrie, ON., plans to hire four full-time and up to eight part-time workers.
- The Halifax Employers Association will hold a job fair in March 2017 to add 32 casual longshoremen to its reserve of workers. This will help deal with increasing cargo volumes, and labour shortages during busy periods or when workers retire.
- Pizza Girls will open on the corner of Blowers and Grafton Streets in Halifax in May 2017. It will be the fourth location for the business in the Halifax area.
- Rosborough Boats in Beechville has been awarded a $7.3M contract to build rescue boats for the Arctic patrol vessels being constructed at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax. The company will add two positions in 2017 to its current staff of 12 employees.
- Ontario-based metal distributor, Metal Supermarkets, has opened a franchise location in Burnside, and has four employees
- A tender has been issued for the major expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital, with work to begin in May 2017. The project is estimated to cost between $132 and $138M. More tenders will be issued throughout the year.
- The Halifax Stanfield Airport is committing $45M to its 2017 capital projects program. The plan includes the expansion of passenger screening areas, work on the electrical and refrigeration systems, and runway renovations.
- Relish Gourmet Burgers has closed its restaurants across Canada, including the location on Larry Uteck Boulevard in Halifax. The Quinpool Road location in Halifax, will remain open as one of six Canadian independant locations.
- Celtz, a St. John's, NL-based producer of a range of software for the film industry, is building a sales team in Halifax as it continues to make inroads into various markets
- Two virtual reality-related businesses have opened recently on Gottingen and Oxford Streets in Halifax. Nearby Planet VR and Halifax VR Room offer services to those who enjoy playing high-tech video games in a relaxing environment.
- Water & Bone, a 40-seat restaurant, has opened at 5687 Charles Street in Halifax
- Geebo Device Repair has opened on Queen Street in Halifax. The business, which offers computer and cell phone repairs and sells used devices, now employs a total of 10 workers in its three locations in the Halifax area.
- About 40 jobs will be created when H & M, a Swedish clothing chain, opens in the Halifax Shopping Centre in the summer of 2017. Clothing retailer Zara will also open in the Shopping Centre around the same time.
- Modest Tree, a Halifax-based interactive training company, doubled its staff in 2016 to about 20 workers and expects to add another 15 people in 2017 after landing a number of contracts connected to Canadian military operations
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