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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 News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) approved a development plan for the South White Rose extension. This allows the proponents to move ahead with their plans.
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada has laid off some of its executives in an effort to reduce costs. However, it is still growing its mining activities in Labrador.
- The provincial government announced funding of $862,500 to over 100 community groups and not-for-profit organizations for a variety of health initiatives
- Almost one-half of all major projects in Atlantic Canada are based in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Eastern Health's food service workers held a demonstration regarding the outsourcing of the Tim Horton's outlets at regional hospitals in NL. About 70 people will lose their jobs.
- The provincial government announced $480,000 in funding through the Technology Utilization Program to support innovation and technology to 10 local businesses in NL
- Thirty-three dentists with Eastern Health have given their employer a 90-day notice indicating they will no longer be available to work after hours. The only two dental surgeons in NL recently resigned.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Nalcor has launched a new website (www.muskratfalls.nalcorenergy.com) that provides detailed information on employment and business opportunities, construction work and updates on the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador.
- The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded $1.8M to 12 businesses in NL in support of Innovation and Economic Diversification Projects
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The provincial government has loaned $475,000 to Burton’s Cove Logging and Lumber Limited of Burton's Cove for working capital. The loan is to help secure inventory and assist the company in obtaining sawlogs from Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.
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