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Dry cleaning and laundry machine operators operate machines to dry-clean or launder garments and other articles. Dry cleaning and laundry inspectors and assemblers check finished garments and other articles to ensure that they meet required standards for dry-cleaning, laundering and pressing, and assemble and bag finished garments and other articles. They are employed in dry cleaning, laundry and fur cleaning establishments, and in the laundries of hotels, hospitals and other institutions.
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- Operate dry cleaning machines to dry-clean dresses, suits, coats, sweaters and other garments, draperies, cushion covers and other articles
- Operate washing machines and dryers to clean and dry garments, sheets, blankets, towels and other articles
- Operate machines to clean and blow-dry fur garments
- Operate machines to dry-clean, dye, spray, re-oil, and re-buff suede and leather garments.
- Check finished garments and other articles to ensure that they are properly dry-cleaned or laundered
- Record damaged or improperly dry-cleaned or laundered garments and other articles
- Use hand-held steam iron to touch up finished garments and other articles
- Assemble and bag finished garments and other articles
- Match invoices with tags on garments or other articles.
Outlook & Prospects for Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations in Annapolis Valley 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-01-25|
Currently the chances of qualified Dry Cleaning and Laundry workers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. The main reason why the employment potential is Fair in the local area is that though there is still demand for this type of work by the public there has been a shift from locally owned small businesses to grocery stores like the Atlantic Superstore providing these services catering to the convenience of one-stop shopping while people do their groceries. Since the late 90's several major dry cleaning operations have closed locally and continue to close in recent years with very few employers left. Centralization and economies of scale have also impacted the dry cleaning sector. In laundry occupations, the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority has identified some demand in Environmental Services in the hospital setting.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Dry Cleaning and Laundry workers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Dry Cleaning and Laundry workers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
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