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Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.
car checker, railway, delivery truck helper, furniture mover helper, mover helper, railway labourer, signal gang helper, swamper – truck transport, truck driver helper.
- Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
- Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
- Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.
- Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
- Perform labouring duties in warehouses.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
Outlook & Prospects for Railway and Motor Transport Labourers in Lower Mainland - Southwest 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 NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Vancouver saw a year-over-year increase of 37% in residential home sales in October 2013
- Richmond City Council has approved a $150M outdoor shopping centre development by SmartCentres, to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercentre. The development, which is scheduled for opening in 2016, is estimated to provide 1,000 retail jobs.
- City council approved a new community plan for Vancouver¿s West End, anticipating 10,000 new residents in the area over the next 30 years, including limited future residential development to rental housing, and a 20% social housing requirement.
- Delta council has approved a $50M, 950-home project in southeast Tsawwassen. The project must now pass a vote with the Metro Vancouver board.
- Whistler Blackcomb is opening on November 16, which is about 13 days earlier than usual
- The South Surrey Park and Ride¿s $4.5M expansion is now open. The lot now has a total of 840 stalls, which should increase ridership.
- The Vancouver Police Department will be laying off nine civilians and one officer due to rising salary and benefit costs
- Vancouver¿s Gener8 Media Corp. will be hiring 80 new technology and studio employees by January 2014, as a result of an agreement with a Chinese production firm. Gener8 specializes in 3D stereophonic conversion for film and television.
- Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford has signed its first international military contract with Mexico¿s Air Force. The company, which employs 600 people locally, will be providing support and training for two Mexican Air Force C-130K Hercules aircrafts.
- German software firm SAP is seeking six people with autism to work as software testers in Vancouver by early 2014. SAP is being assisted by Denmark firm Specialisterne, whose focus is finding jobs for autistic people and training employees and managers on how to interact with autistic colleagues.
- The Westbank project, that includes a 52-storey residential tower, a 10-storey retail/residential podium, and several six-storey retail/office buildings has been approved
- The proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project in Delta would generate an estimated 2,500 direct construction jobs from 2017 until 2020, and another 9,200 direct port jobs once the terminal is fully operational
- Sears Canada is selling the lease on its Richmond Centre Mall department store and vacating the premises by February 28, 2015. The store employs more than 100 people.
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