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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|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 9462) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat 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 large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:
- Approximately 1,400 people work in this occupation.
- Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): more than 95%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 16% compared to 16% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 68% compared to 64% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 16% compared to 20% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017
- Two major road construction projects in Lethbridge are slated to begin in April 2017. Both projects are expected to be completed by fall 2018.
- The City of Medicine Hat has awarded a $7.8M contract to Westpro-Pomerleau, a Calgary-based facility constructor, to replace the Crescent Heights Lift Station
- The Government of Alberta is providing $0.3M to the Village of Foremost for Phase Two of its Foremost Unmanned Aerial Systems Range project
- Alberta Health Services has opened a temporary community collections site in Brooks as part of the expansion of lab services in southeast Alberta. The site will operate until construction on the permanent lab is complete.
- The County of Newell is seeking tenders for a paving project on East Gem Road. The paving reserve for the project is worth approximately $8.6M.
- R&W Furniture, a retail furniture store in Rosemary, is closing after 42 years. The store will close when all the inventory has been sold.
- The Government of Alberta is granting approximately $20M over four years for infrastructure projects in Castle Provincial Park and surrounding communities. The funding will be used in highway paving and new water line projects.
- The City of Brooks has awarded a construction contract of approximately $1.25M to Brooks Asphalt & Aggregate for road upgrades and general street improvements. The work is expected to start in May 2017 and should be completed by September.
- The federal and provincial governments are providing $1.3M to upgrade and repair seniors and affordable housing units in Lethbridge. The funds will be used in projects such as mechanical systems, sidewalk improvements and to address accessibility issues.
- Two new physicians have joined the Centennial Health Clinic in Brooks
- The University of Calgary, in collaboration with Mexican universities and research institutes, has received $44M for four knowledge networks to support joint research projects that will aid energy reforms in Mexico
- The City of Medicine Hat is evaluating construction bids for the $9.9M Veiner Centre, which was severely damaged in a 2013 flood. Construction is expected to start in spring 2017 with completion projected by summer 2018.
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