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Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing, for packaging or for marketing. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.
beef boner, ham cutter, industrial butcher, industrial meat cutter, meat trimmer, poultry preparer, slaughterer.
- Industrial butchers slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives; skin, clean and trim carcasses; remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses; split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling; and may slaughter cattle, calves and sheep as prescribed by religious laws.
- Industrial meat cutters cut beef, lamb, pork or veal carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging; remove bones from meat; and cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use.
- Poultry preparers slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts; remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.
- Trimmers remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The provincial government announced $39,500 in funding to strengthen child care services in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nalcor is scheduled to start drilling the underwater transmission line to link Labrador to Newfoundland this week as part of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The company expects to have the project completed by 2016.
- The provincial government announced $22,000 in funding to the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board in Nain to hold a conference aimed at establishing best practices for Nunatsiavut crab and shrimp harvesters
- The provincial government has awarded a $51M contract to Damen Shipyards to build a new 80-metre vessel for the Fogo Island and Change Islands service. An additional $10M investment was made to upgrade the wharf on Bell Island and Portugal Cove.
- The provincial government has announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracking in NL until further reviews have been completed and policies developed (available in French only)
- The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador reports that 20 cruise ships carrying over 61,820 passengers and crew visited NL in 2013. The cruise industry is seeing a demand for multiple ports within the province on a single itinerary.
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation¿s Restart a Heart program. Twenty-five automated external defibrillators will be placed in community and recreational facilities throughout the province.
- The provincial government launched a new law enforcement unit to fight against child exploitation, illegal drugs and organized crime in NL. The name of the unit is called the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit ¿ Newfoundland Labrador (CFSEU-NL).
- Two Target department stores are scheduled to open on November 13th, one on Stavanger Drive in St. John's and one in Corner Brook
- According to a survey completed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, 20% of physicians indicated that they plan to leave the province within the next two years, and 8% indicated that they plan to retire in the same timeframe
- The provincial fishing industry received $400M in funding to support Canadian seafood processors to access and be more competitive in European markets. The funding is cost-shared by the provincial and federal governments.
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