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Clerks in this unit group write correspondence, proofread material for accuracy, compile material for publication and perform other related clerical duties. They are employed by newspapers, periodicals, publishing firms and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.
advertising clerk, classified advertising clerk, correspondence clerk, directory compiler, editorial assistant, press clipper, proofreader, publication clerk, reader, translation clerk.
- Classified advertising clerks receive customers' orders for classified advertising, write and edit copy, calculate advertising rates and bill customers.
- Correspondence clerks write business and government correspondence such as replies to requests for information and assistance, damage claims, credit and billing enquiries and service complaints.
- Editorial assistants and publication clerks assist in the preparation of periodicals, advertisements, catalogues, directories and other material for publication; proofread material; verify facts and conduct research.
- Proofreaders read material prior to publication to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical or compositional errors within tight deadlines.
- Readers and press clippers read newspapers, magazines, press releases and other publications to locate and file articles of interest to staff and clients.
Outlook & Prospects for Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks in Winnipeg Region
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
- Winnipeg housing starts are up 117% from April last year
- The Manitoba government may reduce subsidy to the Jockey Club at Assiniboia Downs by $5M per year; potentially affecting up to 500 direct jobs in the Jockey Club and 1,000 jobs in the agricultural community
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The new Mental Health Crisis Response Centre will open on June 3 in Winnipeg. The centre has over 35 health professionals and will be open 24 hours a day.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- McMunn & Yates Building Supplies, a lumber and hardware store, will acquire most of the assets of McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. The $30M agreement includes most of McDiarmid's store locations.
- Negotiations continues over The Bays six-floor, 656,000 square-foot building. Retrofitting the facility could cost an estimated $100M.
- Winnipeg's first urban reserve was recently marked in ground-breaking ceremony on the site of a former St. James-area Manitoba Hydro building
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- New condo underway in downtown Winnipeg
- Plans are in place for a new mixed-use residential development in Winnipeg Transcona area
- A Winnipeg development agency has acquired the Carlton Inn in downtown and plans to replace it with a new hotel complex
- A new River City Sports store will be opening soon in Winnipeg
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