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Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for manufactured products. They are employed by manufacturing industries and private design firms or they may be self-employed.
furniture designer, industrial design consultant, industrial designer, industrial products designer, product designer.
- Consult with client, engineers or production specialists to establish product requirements
- Analyze the intended use of product and user preferences
- Conduct research into cost, properties of production materials and methods of production
- Prepare design concepts, sketches or models for approval
- Prepare manufacturing drawings, specifications and guidelines for production and construct prototype of design
- Consult with engineers and production staff during manufacturing stage.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Designers in Newfoundland and Labrador
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|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2011-03-29|
According to the 2006 Census, only a small number of people (less than 50) are employed in this occupation in the province. Therefore, it is likely that the chances of finding employment in this occupation are LIMITED. This means that there are relatively weak employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation. Although employment opportunities are limited in Newfoundland and Labrador, opportunities may exist in other regions of the country. People who are interested in work elsewhere should research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets across the country.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Health and Community Services has announced $3.6M in core funding over the next five years for a new master’s program for nurse practitioners in the province
- The provincial government's Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a call for proposals to evaluate new opportunities for harvesting, processing and marketing yellowtail flounder
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- An agreement was reached in Newfoundland and Labrador between the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and the Association of Seafood Producers over the price of crab.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The provincial government Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development is providing an equity investment of $2M to Icewater Harvesting Inc. towards the financing of a new fishing vessel
- The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association will close at the end of April due to budget cuts. Nine employees will be affected.
- The provincial government Dept. of Child, Youth and Family Services announced $14.3M for the final phase to implement the Continuum of Care Strategy for children and youth
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation has invested $22M in support of creative productions for 2013
- The provincial government Dept. of Health and Community Services has invested $37M through a four-year agreement to support all pharmacies throughout the province
- Approximately 200 jobs will be cut from health boards across the province by next year. Eastern Health and the provincial government will be focusing on management positions when making these cuts.
- The College of the North Atlantic will be laying-off 88 employees at 17 campuses across the province, and another 38 or more will be impacted by reduced workloads, as a result of budget reductions
- The provincial government Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development has announced the consolidation of 20 programs to two umbrella funds to create more flexibility to meet client needs
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